Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
As an area of low pressure makes its way into western Oregon from the north, scattered showers are also making there way from north to south. Eugene picked up .07″ between 5 and 9 a.m. Most locations along the central coast have seen between a third and half an inch. This is all changing to snow for elevations above 2,000′. ODOT is reporting 1″ of new snow at Willamette Pass and 2″ at Santiam Pass.
These showers will continue off and on through tonight, although accumulations will be light for both rainfall and snowfall.
Starting Saturday a ridge of high pressure will begin to form off-shore. Since it won’t be directly over us we won’t see the crystal clear skies or the inversion conditions with dense valley fog of last week, but this ridge will likely block any other major storms from moving into the Pacific Northwest.
There is one small disturbance which may bring in a quick light shower Monday, which would still be snow above about 1,000′, but accumulations would be extremely light.
Otherwise we’re back to dry weather Saturday through Wednesday. The valley will likely see at least some fog form, otherwise partly sunny. Highs will stay in the mid 40s with lows in the upper 20s and low 30s.
Have a great weekend!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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