Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
Rain showers are making their way across western Oregon. The first showers started falling in Eugene at 2:00 this morning, but it really started to pick up at 9:00 a.m. So far Eugene has seen .05″. Newport is up to .22″. This storm will take most of the day to move across western Oregon, keeping the showers around through the evening. Isolated thunderstorms are also a possibility today. Lightning strikes have been reported along the central Coast, near Portland and in the northern Oregon Cascades. Highs will stay in the upper 70s near Eugene.
This storm is part of a larger trough of low pressure that has been sitting just off shore all week. It can’t move east because blocking it is a large ridge of high pressure that is over the four corners region.
That ridge of high pressure will actually back into western Oregon starting Friday. This will bring back the clear skies and warm temperatures. Friday we’ll be back to the low 80s and then it’ll be mid to upper 80s for Saturday and Sunday.
By Monday the trough of low pressure sitting off shore will begin to push inland. This will bring back the clouds and chances for rain Monday through Wednesday.
Have a great Day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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