Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
The mix of sun breaks and clouds along with the warm temperatures this morning are all just the calm before the storm. A strong cold front is tracking to move into western Oregon early Thursday. The coast will start to see the rain around sunrise. For the valley it’ll be quite wet by lunch time. Highs will fall to the mid 50s. This storm will also pack in some breezy winds.
The freezing level will start out at about 6,000′, meaning the passes will see rain initially, but by Thursday night the snow level will drop to about 4,000 feet.
Rain showers in the valley and snow showers in the Cascades will linger into Friday and highs will stay in the mid 50s.
This weekend we’re storm free, but there is a lack of high pressure to clear us out. This means mostly cloudy skies will stick around and we could see an isolated shower popping up.
The next storm doesn’t hit until Monday afternoon.
Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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