Slowly Warming Up

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

Tuesday morning was the sixth morning in row with temperatures below freezing in Eugene. Our weather pattern is slowly changing though and you may have noticed it by the cirrus clouds moving in Monday.

Cirrus clouds are the high, wispy clouds that barely even block the sun. The presence of these clouds generally indicates a coming storm, which is partly true in this case. A cold front is almost to the Oregon Coast. This front will bring in some extra cloud cover to the coast and relax the off shore winds, but this front is also running into the large ridge of high pressure which has been with us all week. The jet stream will take it north and we’ll hardley notice it.

The next series of storms won’t get here until this weekend. This leaves us with fairly mild weather through Friday. Temperatures will contiue to drop below freezing for the next two nights, but still dry and mostly sunny. Highs will return to the upper 40s and low 50s.

Rain showers will begin Saturday night and continue through Monday.

Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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