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Spring Heat Sticking Around

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Temperatures soared this weekend back into the low 60s and with the sun setting past 7 p.m. it feels like spring is just around the corner. Not too fast though, the average high for this time of year is just 55° and it’s still very normal for us to see plenty of rain this time of year.

Although, just like most of 2013 so far, dry weather will continue this week. The jet stream is taking all the storms north to western Washington, leaving the southern half of Oregon dry. The storms that are headed north are taping into some warm tropical moisture, making for soggy conditions for our neighbors to the north.

We won’t be close enough to see any rain, but we will be close enough to stay mostly cloudy. Despite the extra cloud cover, highs will stay in the low 60s all week.

Eugene will climb near 62° today, Roseburg near 66° and 57° near Coos Bay. The warmest day this week will likely be Wednesday with a high near 64° in Eugene.

The first shot at any substantial rain will be this weekend with showers off and on Friday through Sunday. Temperatures will also likely drop closer to normal in the mid 50s.

Have a great Monday!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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