Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Evening Forecast Discussion:
Some light showers moving across the region tonight with a weak cold front, but the real storm is about 24 hours out. Wind, rain, and heavy mountain snow will start our weekend forecast. Tonight, lows will fall into the mid to low 40s and stay mostly cloudy overall.
By Friday, another storm moves a front across the region, and a stronger dip in the jetstream will pull in some cold air along with the rain. Into the weekend, including the Duck game against Utah with a 1p kickoff at Autzen, more showers are likely. So expect highs to drop back to near 50 for both days this weekend.
Mountain travel will be tricky throughout the weekend. Freezing levels dipping below the Passes to around 3000 feet by late Friday and stay in the higher foothills through Sunday. Accumulations will be around 5-9″ by Saturday afternoon but winds will be very breezy so expect blowing snow in the mountains both Friday and Saturday.
Sunday and Monday, showers taper off, but the cold air is stuck. Highs won’t get out of the 40s for most of the region. Another blast is coming next Tuesday and most of the week looks to stay fairly wet.
Have a great Friday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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