Last Taste Of Summer

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Evening Forecast Discussion: 

A good dose of rain this morning into the afternoon has produced more than .50″ of rain in less than 12 hours, which is more than we’ve seen in almost two weeks!  Tonight, isolated showers will slowly taper off after midnight, but marine clouds will fill in quickly leading to an overcast Wednesday morning. Lows will be cooler as well, falling into the upper 40s.

I’m expecting clouds to hold on well into the afternoon Wednesday for the valley, skies clearing for the coast and the Umpqua. Most spots will see a sunny afternoon with highs back into the low 70s.  A nice quick-building high pressure ridge brings back the sunshine and warmer weather all day Thursday. Highs will move back into low 80s by Thursday! With clear skies overnight Wednesday, we should get a great shot of the Harvest Moon.

Fall arrives a few days early with what looks to be our first good storm of the season Friday evening. Most of Friday afternoon should stay dry but high school football will likely be a little wet. A strong cold front blasts into the coast bringing a soggy and breezy end to summer with showers expected on and off throughout the weekend. Looking into next week, more storms are lined up for what will be a showery and cool start to Fall.

Have a great Wednesday!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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