Justin’s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion:
Overnight tonight we’ll keep some light scattered showers moving in across Western Oregon from a low pushing into the Washington coastline. Snow showers are also expected above 2000 feet with a Winter Weather Advisory for the Cascades, foothills and higher elevations for Douglas County through 4am. Passes and above could see an additional 5-10″ inches of new snow with just a couple closer to 2500 feet.
Showers continue on the light side tomorrow on and off with some peeks of sun but the temperatures will be cooler with highs only reaching the low 40s areawide. Most of the snow showers will be done by the afternoon but Pass travel is expected to be icy through the weekend. Friday, another weak front closes in but indications are it’ll break up mainly along the coast and coast range. I’ll keep a mention of isolated showers in the morning but Friday afternoon should start up our nice stretch of drier weather for the end of 2012. The bulk of rain (that makes it here) will slide into Northern California by Saturday so that should keep some thicker clouds hanging across here but showers will be gone.
NEW YEAR’S EVE/DAY: How about a dry forecast to ring in the new year? Right now, its looking like the dry (and mainly sunny) weather holds for both Monday and Tuesday. Highs will be chilly near 40 for Monday and mid 30s by midnight but given the wet Christmas we just had, I’ll take it!
Have a great Thursday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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