Thursday’s Weather Discussion from Meteorologist Melissa Frey:
Wednesday’s high temperature in Eugene was 64°, just 3° below average, but still the coolest high temperature so far this month! Not only was it the coolest day, but it was also the wettest day. We ended up with .09″ of rain, a typical amount for a mid-May day, but the most since April 19th.
We’ll continue to add to the rainfall totals today, but the showers should wind down this afternoon.
The jet stream is tapping into some tropical moisture in the central Pacific, and then carrying that across the Pacific Northwest. As weak disturbances develop along this path, showers and cooler weather will continue across western Oregon.
Most of Friday is looking dry and partly sunny with highs in the mid 60s. Showers will likely develop again Saturday afternoon and highs will stay in the low 60s.
Sunday and Monday are both looking dry as a weak ridge of high pressure develops over western Oregon and gives us a break from the rain. You can expect a bit more sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 60s.
The next storm drops in from the north Tuesday and stays Wednesday. This will bring in another round of rain and cooler air. Highs will likely fall to the low 60s.
Have a great day!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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