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Icy AM Commute Likely For The Valley

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Justin’s Tuesday Night Forecast Discussion: 

Tonight we’re waiting on the cold front (and rain) that will finally move the fog out of the Willamette valley for good. Lows tonight again will only fall a few degrees off the chilly high of 32 for today into the upper 20s.

Into Wednesday morning, a cold front moves across the region bringing the first rain in about two weeks. However, because of the below freezing air trapped inland, we may see a few hours of freezing rain and sleet as you head out for the morning commute. A Freezing Rain Advisory has been issued for the entire Willamette valley from 4am to 12p, but the biggest impact appears to be from around 7 am through 10 am for most valley residents. Although accumulating ice will be minor if at all, it won’t take much to glaze over roads in the a hurry so take some extra time tomorrow morning.  Make sure to check our main page KEZI9 for school delays and what not.

The good news is by the afternoon, warmer air should rise temps well above freezing so we’ll just be left with scattered showers (and even a few sun breaks!) for the rest of the afternoon. Thursday through the rest of the week and weekend, we’re back to a more typical pattern: Occasional showers and sun breaks with highs should return to near normal in the mid to upper 40s.

Have a great Wednesday!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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