Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
A good soaker moving through the region today, with some isolated thunder to throw in. The front will clear the Cascades this evening and while showers will stick around some tonight, the steady rain will taper off overnight. Expect to see another 5-10″ of snow at the Passes and above through the morning. Lows tonight will fall a bit cooler, in the low 40s.
The Coquille River is still in minor flooding, the others (Marys, Willamette at Harrisburg, and Mohawk) all are in “action” stage or falling. You can track the progress of your local river here from the National Weather Service: River Gauges
Cooler tomorrow with highs in the 40s overall and a scattering of showers and sun breaks. Snow lines will drop down to around 2500 feet with an additional 4-7″ of snow in the mountains. I wouldn’t be shocked to see a good dusting along the foothills as well by late tomorrow. Inland valleys will see sun breaks along with passing showers and highs cooler, mainly in the mid to upper 40s.
The last rainmaker is late Wednesday into Thursday with more showers and mountain snow that should wrap up by late afternoon. By Friday, a high pressure ridge (finally) starts to block the stream of storms by wedging itself just off the NW coastline. I’m still thinking we’re cloudy for part of the day Friday with the soggy ground, however, by the weekend, we should be able to get back to some afternoon sun, highs in the 50s and some MUCH needed drying time through early next week.
Have a great Tuesday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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