CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
A similar story for tonight as we saw last night, broken cloud cover with a slight chance for some sprinkles at times but a good southerly wind will keep lows comfortably in the mild category tonight, in the mid 40s overall.
Tomorrow through early Friday, a second storm develops but holds offshore and sends waves of showers at the Northwest. Most of the those will develop in the afternoon hours and the mountains may see an occasional thunderstorm or two Wednesday and Thursday with a slight chance of a stray storm slipping into the valley. Highs will stay mild, in the upper 50s and low 60s and snow lines will jump up well above the Passes to around 7000 feet.
The best news of the week may be that all indications are pointing towards a dry Easter weekend. The showers head south but the warm air sticks around helping highs climb into the upper 60s for both Saturday and Sunday! In fact, Saturday may see the warmest temperatures that we’ve seen this calendar year. The low driving all the midweek showers will move into Northern California over the weekend. Most of the rain chances should stay south of Western Oregon, but there’s a slight chance some might try and slip into the southern Umpqua, we’ll watch that trend over the next couple of days.
Otherwise, dry and mild weather sticks around through at least Tuesday when shower chances start to move back in. However, there’s no major storm in the models out in the 7-10 day range as of now.
Have a great Tuesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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