METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Our average high temperature this time of year is 47 and our low is 35. We haven’t been that cold during the day or night since December started. That is about to change though as cold arctic air makes its way back to our neck of the woods.
The jet stream is going to continue to bring weak disturbances our way, along with the colder air from the north. These storms don’t have much to them, but light scattered showers are likely tonight though Sunday. The further north you head, the better chances for rain you’ll find. The Umpqua Basin will only see chances for a few isolated showers.
The freezing leve will drop to 2,500 feet by Thursday night, and won’t climb above 3,000 feet until Sunday. The passes and ski resorts should pick up several inches of snow over the next 48 hours.
By Monday an area of high pressure looks to set up shop just off shore. This will block other storms from heading our way and give us a couple of dry days to start next week. The cold air will stick around though.
Have a great Thursday!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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