CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
It’s nice to see that extra hour of daylight (even though we lose the sleep) to really get the juices flowing for Spring and the forecast for most of this week will keep the “spring-like” feel most of the week. Overnight should stay cloudy and mild with lows falling only into the mid 40s. Some light drizzle is likely at the coast and in the mountains, but most of the region will stay dry.
Tomorrow through Thursday, the pattern doesn’t change much: mostly cloudy with a mild, humid airmass rolling into the state. A ridge of high pressure will remain planted off the Northern California coast which will concentrate showers and mountain peak snow mainly in Western Washington and Northern Oregon. Most of the central and southern sections of the Willamette valley and all of the Umpqua will stay dry and mild. The warmer air pumping in as showers to our north will keep highs in the low to mid 60s each day.
Friday, a weak cold front will brush across the state bringing some light showers with it. None of these will be very strong any many folks may not see any showers at all. Into the weekend, temperatures cool down just a bit, back down into the mid to upper 50s and another brief shot at rain on Sunday. Otherwise, it’s going to be a very mild and quiet middle of March. Oh, and bring on the Madness!!
Have a great Tuesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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