Rainy and Windy Tonight

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Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion

A strong front is moving through the area, bringing heavy rainfall and a few flashes of lightning. The lighting has mainly been off over the ocean, but there was a strike near Idanha, to the east of Salem/Corvallis, Monday afternoon. So a threat for lightning across the entire viewing area will continue through tonight.

In addition, this front will bring an another .5″-1.5″ inchesĀ  for the inland communities and 2-3″ along the coast and in the Cascades. Winds will also be strong, with gusts expected near 30mph inland and 50 mph along the coast and mountain passes.

Showers will slowly diminish throughout Tuesday and we’ll see more sunshine by the afternoon. Clear skies Tuesday night will cause some radiational fog for the morning Wednesday. The afternoon Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Mostly sunny skies will continue for Thursday with highs in the upper 60s inland and mid 60s along the coast. Another series of short waves moves across the area Friday thru Sunday, bringing another round of scattered showers.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn

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