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Rainy By Night, Sunny By Day

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

If you went outside anytime after 6:00 this morning, you wouldn’t have noticed the storm that passed through overnight.

Storm may be a bit of an overstatement, but we did see a line a showers between 1:30 and 3:30 in western Oregon. The Eugene Airport only got a trace, Corvallis picked up .02″ as did Roseburg. Newport saw the most with this band of rain, picking up .05″.

That storm is long gone and the clouds are clearing over most of western Oregon. Highs will be back to the mid 80s again today, but we’re not out of the woods for rainfall.

A deep trough of low pressure has set up camp just off shore. This trough is going to stay parked there through Saturday. It can’t move east because blocking it is a large ridge of high pressure that is over the four corners region.

There are several storms developing off-shore, trying to move into western Oregon, but until this trough moves east, these “storms” will be rather light.

Another disturbance will move through again tonight bringing light isolated showers across western Oregon after 8 p.m. This storm should clear by sunrise Thursday. Highs will stay near 80°. Thursday afternoon a stronger storm will spread scattered showers across most of western Oregon. This one has the potential to bring in around a tenth of an inch of rainfall.

Friday and Saturday we’ll be in between storms. We’ll see mostly sunny skies and highs will be in the low to mid 80s.

By Monday the trough of low pressure should push inland. This would mean cooler temps, and a chance for rain Sunday night and Monday.

Have a great Hump Day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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