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March: In Like a Lion

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 Melissa-Frey-500x500-250x250Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

We’re barely over two days into March and we we’ve already seen over half of an inch of rain. Weather folklore says: “March comes in like a lion, but out like a lamb.” Meaning the first half of the month is still known for its winter storms, but the second half is typically more spring-like.  This of course isn’t always true, but this year in western Oregon, March sure is starting off with a bang.

The jet stream is headed straight over us and is going to deliver several storms this week. As an area of low pressure moves through the Pacific Northwest Monday, we’ll see rain showers off and on, along with potential isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be warm though, as these storms are coming from the south. Most of western Oregon will return to the mid to upper 50s.

Much of Tuesday we’ll be in between storms. We’re still likely to see isolated showers though and mostly cloudy skies. Highs will stay near 60°.

The next storm hits early Wednesday and will bring in heavy rain and breezy conditions, followed by another on Thursday. This will make for a very soggy second half to the week. Highs will drop to the mid to upper 50s.

The one shot we have this week for dry weather will be Friday, but the next storm comes rolling in Saturday afternoon, set to deliver another round of heavy rain Saturday night and Sunday.

You’ll want that rain jacket this week!

Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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