It may offically be spring, but winter weather is returning to the Pacific Northwest. With a trough of low pressure sitting over western Oregon and a strong jet stream headed our way we’ll continue to see the storms lining up back to back. We have about 5 storms to get through this week. We made it through two yesterday and will see storm number three today.
Today’s storm will look very similar to yesterday. We’ll see scattered showers, breezy winds and potential thunderstorms through the afternoon. Highs will stay in mid 50s. The snow level will drop as low as 3,500 feet which means snow will continue across the Cascade Passes. They’ll likely pick up 2-4″ today and 3-6″ tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday night and Thursday.
The next storm arrives Thursday afternoon. This will likely bring in the heaviest rain of the week. The valley will see close to an inch of rain Thursday night through Friday. The snow level will climb with this storm as high as 6,000 feet by Friday night.
Showers will continue off and on through weekend. Highs will stay in the mid to upper 50s with lows in the low 40s.
Keep that rain gear handy!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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