CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Sunny skies on Monday afternoon were a great way to start the work week. But there’s a new storm that will bring showers back for the next couple of days. Overnight tonight, clouds move back in with some light showers starting along the coast after midnight. Lows will be chilly but near average, in the mid to upper 30s.
Tuesday morning’s commute will likely be wet with the bulk of the rain pushing across Western Oregon during the morning hours. Showers will become more scattered by the afternoon, but then the colder air starts to move in. Additionally, snow lines start to move south of the Passes to around 3500 feet late Tuesday, 2500 feet by Wednesday. A few inches of snow in the higher foothills, while at pass level and above, snow totals could reach 5-10″.
Wednesday and Thursday will also see occasional showers and sun breaks but the cool air will keep highs sitting in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. By Friday and most of the weekend, high pressure moves back in, clearing out the rain and afternoon clouds. Highs slowly move back into the mid to upper 50s and right now, looks like we’ll have another nice, sunny weekend!
Have a great Tuesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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