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Soggy Start to November

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

This month is starting off as a wet one! We’ve seen more rain in the past 3 days than we saw in the last 29 days of October. November’s rainfall total is up to .58″ and we’re going to add to that number most days this week.

The jet stream is shooting straight into western Oregon, putting us right in the middle of the storm train. A warm front is headed our way for tonight. This will keep the showers going today which will transition to heavier rain Tuesday morning. High temperatures will struggle to even make it to the low 50s in the valley today.

Once this storm passes, temperatures will start to warm up. The freezing level in the Cascades will climb from 3,000 feet where it is today to 7,500 feet by Tuesday. This means one more round of snow for the passes today then it’s back to rain Tuesday. Willamette Pass should see 2-4″ by the time the day is done.

We’ll get a break between storms Wednesday, but it’ll be short lived. The next storm hits Thursday. This front will bring in another round of heavy rain to all of western Oregon. Showers will continue off and on Friday. Highs will stay in the low to mid 50s.

Have a great week!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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