Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
The rain is back with the final storm of the week. A cold front is moving in from the northwest, headed to the southwest and will keep the showers going through this evening. The snow level started out at 2,500 feet but will climb to 3,500 feet by the end of the day. The Cascades are under a Winter Weather Advisory through 4 a.m. Friday. The passes will see 4-8″ of new snow today and tonight. Highs will fall to the upper 40s in the Valley and low 50s for the Coast and Umpqua Basin.
By Friday a ridge of high pressure will begin to move in. This will block any other major storms from moving in. Friday will be the transition day with a few isolated showers possible but otherwise partly sunny. Saturday and Sunday we’ll be dry and at least partly sunny. Highs will slowly climb back to the low 50s in the Valley and upper 50s/low 60s for the Coast and Umpqua Basin, but it will still drop to the low 30s overnight.
The next storm moves in Monday night and showers will be off and on Monday through Wednesday.
Have a great Day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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