CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
We’re starting to transition back to a more spring-like forecast for the next couple of days- meaning highs back into the upper 50s and low 60s, on and off showers and snow lines back above the Passes. Overnight, we’ll stay partly cloudy with some patchy valley fog but most locations above freezing in the mid to upper 30s.
Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy and turning more mild with highs back up into the low 60s. The reason is a southerly wind generated by an offshore low. While it’ll slowly move inland into Southern Oregon, most of the region will not see showers tomorrow from it. Late night, into Tuesday, some isolated rain showers are likely.
Tuesday through early Friday, a second storm develops in the Central Pacific and like Monday’s will sit and fling waves of showers at the Northwest. None of them are expected to be very strong, nor very cold in nature. In fact, with the southerly flow, snow lines will hold around 5500-6000 feet most of the week. But because of the unstable nature of a south/southwest flow, there’s a chance with some afternoon sunshine, the mountains may see an occasional thunderstorm or two Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will stay mild, in the upper 50s and low 60s.
The best news of the week may be that all indications are pointing towards a dry Easter weekend! Right now, models are keeping the Northwest between a low offshore and a ridge to our north, that would keep our weather pretty flat and quiet for all the Easter plans! We’ll watch it throughout the week.
Have a great Monday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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