Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
Thursday was another beautiful summer day with clear skies and highs in the low 80s. If you enjoy summer-like weather, hopefully you enjoyed yesterday because we won’t see weather like that for awhile. The high pressure that brought in those clear skies has moved east and the storm train is headed our direction.
High cirrus clouds and breezy winds moving into the valley are a sign that a strong cold front is headed our way. This will bring in heavy rain for all of western Oregon. The coast will see the first drops just before lunch time with heavy rain through the late afternoon. The rain will pick up after lunch time in the Valley. The initial band of rain will pass by early Friday evening, but the rain doesn’t stop there. With a much colder air mass moving in behind this front, we’ll continue to see showers and potential thunder storms all day Saturday. Saturday will also be quite chilly with highs holding in the mid 60s.
Sunday, the first day of fall, will likely start out dry but another storm hits Sunday afternoon for another round of heavy rain Sunday night. This storm will also likely produce strong winds, especially for the coast where gusts could reach 55 mph. Showers will continue off and on Monday and Tuesday. Highs will stay in the mid to upper 60s early next week.
Have a great weekend and good luck staying dry!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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