Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
After two mostly sunny, warm, and dry days, it’s time to return to some more typical February weather.
A storm is moving into southern Oregon Wednesday morning. This storm, like all storms, wants to travel to wherever the jet stream will take it. The problem is though, the jet stream is splitting in half just off-shore. This means half of the storm wants to head north, the other half south. The northern route is going to win this time, meaning increasing showers for western Oregon.
A few showers are possible early in the day, but the brunt of this storm won’t get to the valley until later this afternoon. Highs will stay in the mid-50s for the Valley, upper 50s for the Coast and low 60s for the Umpqua Basin. Showers will continue off and on Thursday as well.
Friday will be dry and partly sunny, as we’re in-between storms. Highs will be back to the upper 50s.
The next storm headed our way will run into the same fork in the road this weekend. This time though, I expect the brunt of the storm to stay in southern Oregon and northern California. This means showers are most likely for Coos Bay and Roseburg, but less likely in Eugene and Corvallis.
Even without the showers, we’ll stay mostly cloudy with highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
The snow level is above the pass today at 6,500’ but will fall to 5,000’ Thursday and down to 4,000’ by Friday night.
Have a great Wednesday!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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