Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
The biggest rain storm of 2013 is now moving east and we’re pretty much in the clear. Eugene ended up with .89″, the most that we’ve seen since December 1st, 2012. This wasn’t the most in western Oregon though. Turner and Albany both picked up over 4″, Aumsville and South Salem over 3″, Lebanon, Sweet Home and Junction City over 2″ and Downtown Eugene, Corvallis and Newport got over 1″.
This storm also brought with it hundreds of lightning strikes, large hail and severe thunderstorms in central and eastern Oregon.
The jet stream is now taking that storm northeast, and behind it, a large ridge of high pressure. Friday afternoon will be at least partly sunny with highs in the low 70s.
High pressure will clear our skies by Saturday and we’ll stay that way through the end of next week. Highs will be back to the low to mid 80s this weekend and mid to upper 80s early next week.
Have a great weekend!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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