Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Not much to report as the cold front was fairly weak by the time it moved through, Eugene only received 0.04″ of rain and in three days of 2014, we’re already more than a half an inch of rain under for the year (yeah, its early, but still …) Overnight tonight, skies clear and the valley fog returns as lows fall back into the upper 20s and low 30s. Some patchy freezing fog is likely across roadways early Saturday.
The weekend will see the return of dense fog in the valley Saturday AM and likely into the afternoon on Sunday. That will keep highs cooler in the low 40s and upper 30s however, because of a high pressure ridge right on top of the Northwest, the coast and mountains will again be sunny and mild all weekend. In fact, highs along the coast may hit close to 60 by Sunday!
Next week, we might actually get back to a more typical winter forecast, some bigger storms starting to move through the Northwest, bringing some much needed snow for the mountains and rain showers at the lower levels Monday night through Thursday. It won’t be enough to likely open some of the resorts but its a good start to what has been an almost non-existent ski season.
Have a great weekend!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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