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Short Break from the Rain and Snow

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METEOROLOGIST MARISA WOLOSZYN’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Friday night’s storm system brought over a foot of snow along the Cascade passes; Santiam Pass picked up 20 inches and Willamette pass picked of 18 inches of new snow. Groupel was reported down to the valley floor, with a heavy shower Saturday afternoon.

Showers will continue to move out Saturday evening. Clouds will hang around Saturday night into the first part of Sunday; we’ll see a we sun breaks in the afternoon before the next system moves in. High temps will be in the upper 40s, near 50 degrees.

Showers will start along the coast late Sunday evening then spread across the entire area overnight. Freezing level will be around 3,500 feet Sunday night and lower to 2,500 feet Monday; Cascade communities can expect another 1-4 inches of snow through Monday. Winds will also be an issue Monday with the center of the low creating a strong pressure gradient, meaning strong winds.

We’ll be in between systems Tuesday, so conditions will remain mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 40s. Scattered rain showers will return Wednesday and Thursday. So far, Friday into next weekend is looking dry and warmer.

Have an outstanding Oscar Sunday!

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn

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