Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
A huge contrast from record setting 70s yesterday to low 50s and wet and breezy today! The first of multiple storms blasted into the Northwest today. We’re still looking at more showers going into tonight but they’ll become more spotty and the threat of additional isolated thunderstorms will quiet down. More rain, wind, and heavy mountain snow at times will continue through most of the week.
Wednesday through Friday, storms will continue to roll across Western Oregon, getting stronger each day. Colder air ensures that mountain passes will also start to see accumulating snow starting tomorrow, with possibly 6-12″ by Friday, possibly a foot or more up at the ski resort level! There won’t be many breaks in the rain however, spotty sun breaks will pop up each afternoon as well. Because the air overhead will be very cold in nature, any warm up from the sun will cause some unstable airmass to develop isolated thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. Highs will be cool as well, in the mid 50s.
By Sunday, there’s a chance to see a window of some dry time, but more rain is on the way for both Monday and Tuesday. Flood concerns don’t appear to be on our radar right now, however, with multiple days of rain, some smaller creeks may fill close to their banks. We’ll keep a watch on them. Try to stay dry!
Have a great Tuesday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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