Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Fog has returned with a vengence tonight, visibility for most of the Willamette Valley is less than a mile and with lows dropping into the low 30s tonight, there may be areas of freezing fog in the morning.
A sizeable ridge of high pressure will move back over top of the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of days, bringing back the sunny skies and offshore winds for the coast and mountains. However, the valleys won’t be as fortunate. These conditions will lead to another temperature inversion (where the cold air gets trapped under the warmer air) for the Willamette Valley and Umpqua, so expect to see little sunshine and thick fog for likely Wednesday through Friday. Highs will be cooler in the low 40s while the mountains under sunshine in the mid 40s and upper 50s at the coast!
Another storm is scheduled to move through next Saturday with another round of rain and snow. However, new model outputs tonight are making it look like it’ll just be a small shower chance at the coast and coast range. Certainly nothing like what we saw last week. We’ll lock in the timing as it gets a little closer.
Have a great Wednesday!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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