Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Light showers started to break up as expected this afternoon as the low pressure storm driving in the showers this morning, started to break up offshore. Tonight, a few isolated showers will move through the region, otherwise, we’re watching the next, and stronger storm prepare to drive more heavy rain and snow into California.
Friday sees a mainly dry day with some isolated showers from rain bands moving up from California. In fact, Friday/Saturday’s storm will be a whopper for the state of CA, but because the jet stream is splitting, the majority of that storm will head south. Some of those shower bands will get hung up across Western Oregon, keeping a chance for some lingering showers into the evening. Highs will be similar to Friday, in the mid to lower 50s.
The weekend has some question marks as to how much influence the California storm will have on Oregon. The best chances for rain showers will likely be south and eastern side of the Cascades however, there’s been some disagreement on how much some of the rain bands will hold together, especially Saturday, so I’ll mention an isolated chance for showers pretty much areawide. In addition, snow lines will hold around 4500 feet, so some light accumulating snow will fall at the Passes.
Sunday into Monday, a big storm heads west and slams into the Northwest, placing a rather rainy end to what has been a soggy February after a very dry start to the winter.
Have a great Thursday night!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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