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Much Milder Weather This Week

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

We’ve thawed out and warmed up, especially compared to this time last week. Last Monday was the third morning in a row with sub-zero temperatures overnight and we still had six inches of snow on the ground. Fast forward one week, low 40s, dry and very few signs that the snow was ever here.

A ridge of high pressure is moving in over the Pacific Northwest. This will keep us dry and mild the next two days, but for the valley, we’re stuck in the fog. The fog is thick and extends to about 1,000 feet. It’s not likely that we’ll see much sun today. Highs will top out in the low to mid 40s.

It’s back to the mid 30s tonight with another round of fog for Tuesday morning. By Wednesday the ridge moves on and a small storm will move through western Oregon. This will bring in scattered showers for most of Wednesday. Behind this storm we’ll see a drop in temperatures and a drop in the snow level. We could a few snow showers down to 1,500 feet overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.

Thursday and most of Friday will be dry, but we’ll see the showers return Friday night and stay through the weekend.

Winter officially begins Saturday, December 21st at 9:11 a.m.

Have a great start to the week!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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