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Rain Showers Back for the Weekend

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Thursday’s high temperature of 45 degrees, which is a pretty typical high for this time of year, was the warmest day we had seen in 16 days!

Before Friday, We had 18 dry days this month, and only 0.56 inches of rain. If we didn’t get another drop of rain this month, this would go down as the second driest month ever recorded in Eugene. The driest January was in 1985 when we only got 0.31″ of rain. The second driest was in 1977 when we got 1.11″. It’s likely that 2013 will go down in the top 10, if not the top 5!

A cold front is making its way across western Oregon today, bringing the rain and a slightly colder air mass.

Scattered showers will continue in behind this storm through the weekend and into Monday, which will change over to snow above 3,000 feet Saturday and 2,000 feet Sunday.

With more cloud cover overnight, we should stay in the low 40s tonight and mid to upper 30s through the weekend. High temperatures will make it back to the mid 40s all week.

Have a great Weekend!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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