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Reign Of Rain Is Back In The Northwest

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:  

Record-setting warm day across Eugene as we topped out at 73. That beat the old (and I mean, old!) record of 71 set back in 1925! All up and down the I-5, highs in the 70s, and its all changing in a matter of hours as a series of storms will blast into the state. Wind, rain, and mountian snow are all in the picture for Spring Break.

Tonight, the first wave of showers will hit the coast before midnight, spreading inland through pre-dawn Tuesday. Lows tonight will stay mild with the strong push of warmer air ahead of the first line, falling into the mid 40s. Tuesday will be wet and breezy all over the region. Additionally, there’s a slight chance some areas may see isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon as cold, unstable air rushes into Western Oregon.

A series of storms slams the coastline from Wednesday through the weekend bringing heavy rain at times, showers for sure, and colder air that’ll push snow lines down to around 3500 feet by Thursday. Ski resorts should pick up a nice late season dump of snow. Meanwhile, our sunny, 60-degree weather will be replaced by low 50s and rain through most of the week.  Some breaks in the storms may be possible by the weekend, but we’re not looking for any 70-degree days anytime soon.

Have a great Monday night!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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