Thursday’s Weather Discussion from Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
Some healthy downpours moving through Western Oregon today produced .21″ of rain officially at the airport in Eugene. That’s not only the most we’ve seen all month, its the ONLY rain we’ve seen all month! Additionally, there were reports of a funnel cloud spotted near Harrisburg and a possible tornado producing structrual damage in McMinnville. Here’s the link to today’s stormy weather: Harrisburg Funnel
Showers will taper off overnight tonight as the low clouds fill back in, leading to a foggy, overcast morning to start Friday with lows again back down into the mid 40s. Friday, high pressure noses back in returning Western Oregon to a mostly sunny afternoon after the low clouds hang in the morning. Temperatures will be a bit warmer, back into the low 70s.
By the weekend, highs return to the mid and upper 70s, but that’s it. There’s a slight chance for some mountain thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday with a storm spinning offshore. Most of the thunderstorms will be confined to the Cascades, but Sunday night we might see some slipping into the valleys. We’ll see! Early next week, things are looking wetter than what we’ve seen all month.
Have a great Friday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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