Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
Back to back storms Wednesday brought in heavy rain across western Oregon. Eugene picked up over half an inch while most coastal locations picked up over an inch. Portland and Salem both set new records for daily rainfall. We’re going to continue to add to those rainfall totals today as yet another storm system makes its way across the Pacific Northwest.
An area of low pressure is about to make landfall near the Columbia River Bar. With this storm’s close proximity the winds have been strong overnight and will continue through Thursday afternoon. The coast is under a High Wind Warning through 1 p.m. for south winds of 30-40 mph and gusts to 70 mph and the Valley under a Wind Advisory through 3 p.m. for south winds of 20-30 mph and gusts to 45 mph.
The heaviest rain will be in the morning while the front passes, but will continue as scattered showers through the night. We could also see isolated thunderstorms throughout western Oregon. Highs will stay in the mid to upper 50s.
A ridge of high pressure will dry us out for Friday. Highs will return to the low 60s for Friday and Saturday. The next storm moves in Saturday night. This storm will bring in rain from Saturday night through Sunday.
Have a great day! ~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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