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Next Storm Is Just Hours Away

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Justin’s Monday Night Forecast Discussion: 

We’re just hours away from the next storm (fourth in less than a week) pounding into the coast. This one looks to be another strong storm overall with high winds expected at the coast starting overnight tonight and most of Tuesday. Rain should begin before midnight at the coast, inland overnight becoming heavy and steady into Tuesday morning.

Most of Tuesday will stay windy at the coast and breezy inland. The valley could see wind gusts topping 35-45 mph while the coast may see wind gusts exceeding 70-80 mph. Steady rainfall is likely most of the day as the front stalls out on top of Western Oregon. Rainfall totals may be around 2-4 inches at the coast, and between 1-3 inches in the interior. Area rivers that are already close to their flood banks will be in danger of some minor flooding. Those include the Siuslaw, Marys, and Willamette at Corvallis and Harrisburg. For more information on the river gauge and the forecasts (which will adjust each day), click here: NWS River Forecast 

Wednesday sees a short break in the rain, but come Thursday and into the weekend, a second low drops in from the Gulf of Alaska. It will mainly bring some scattered shower chances but no heavy rain is expected. It will shoot much colder air in so highs will likely drop into the mid to upper 40s by the end of the week. Snow levels will also drop into the foothills with batches of snow showers in the mountains all weekend.

Have a great Tuesday!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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