The ridge of high pressure that brought in record high temperatures across western Oregon has moved east and it’s taking the heat with it. This has opened the door to the storm train coming in off from the Pacific. Storm #1 of about 5 moved in early this morning. The rain showers started before sunrise and have already amounted to 0.14″ in Eugene by 7 a.m.
We’ll see a lull in the precipitation mid-morning but it won’t last for long. We’ll see a second front move in this afternoon which will bring in another round of rain, possible thunder storms, strong winds all while dropping the snow level below the passes by the end of the day. Despite starting the day over 10 degrees warmer than yesterday, we’ll likely end up 10-15 degrees cooler than yesterday with highs in the upper 50 and low 60s.
Wednesday will be similar and we’ll continue to see storms rolling in back to back through the weekend. The storms will progressively get stronger, making for very soggy conditions by Friday. This also means 6-12″ of snow will fall in the Cascades by the end of the week.
Dust off the rain gear, you’ll need it!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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