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Next Storm Brings Wind & Rain Monday

METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Friday’s storm brought with it the highest single day rainfall total that we’ve seen in 140 days. Most of Saturday and Sunday was dry, but the second storm in this series was another soaker, bringing 0.39″ or rain to Eugene overnight and over an inch to the central Coast. We have one more storm in this series, which will arrive later today.

An area of low pressure is developing not far off shore. This storm is tapping into some warm tropical moisture and with the help of a strong jet stream, will be carried right here into western Oregon.

It was a muggy start to the day on Monday, with overnight lows only dropping to the upper 50s for most areas. The relative humidity is up around 90%.  I expect the rain to get to the valley by about 3 p.m. and we won’t see it let up until early Tuesday morning. This storm will also pack with it some strong winds. You can expect winds from the south of 15-25 mph on the coast with gusts as high as 40 mph, the Valley will see gusts to about 30 mph, and the strongest winds will be in the Cascades with gusts near 50 mph. High temperatures will stay in the mid to upper 60s for the Valley and low 60s for the Coast.

We’ll catch a dry break Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. Mostly clear skies overnight will mean that we’ll likely also see foggy mornings. Temperatures will stay in the low 60s Tuesday and Wednesday and mid 60s Thursday.

The next series of storms will move in starting Friday. Showers are possible through next weekend.

Have a great Monday and don’t worry about watering your lawn,
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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