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Mix of Clouds and Sun (& Drizzle)

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Evening Forecast Discussion: 

No more wild weather for us as we head into our weekend forecast. A weakening cold front is spitting some heavier clouds at Western Oregon which might bring a batch of drizzle or two into tonight, otherwise, some partial clearing will be filled in by valley fog and lows falling to around 40 by dawn.

Through the weekend, we’ll stay relatively dry but cloudy. The front hangs up just offshore but will be close enough to send clouds across the region most of the day Saturday. There’s a chance to see a quick passing shower Saturday PM, mainly from the central coast up to Portland. The southern region of our viewing area (Roseburg, Coos Bay) may actually see some decent afternoon sun breaks because the front will be further away from the Southern end of the state. Highs tomorrow will be in the mid 50s overall.

Sunday and Monday both appear to stay dry as a low pressure system digs south into the Pacific and will push the rain back offshore for the next few days. Also, it will send a stronger southerly wind across the region, so highs will again bump back up into the upper 50s to near 60 both days.

By Tuesday, the system closes in on the coastline, sending waves of showers inland both Tuesday and Wednesday. By the end of the week, high pressure tries to nose its way back into the picture, and for now, I’ll keep the forecast partly sunny and dry.

Have a great weekend!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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