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The Rain is Back!

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Tuesday’s Weather Discussion from Meteorologist Melissa Frey:

What a spring! We had 23 days with no rain, day after day of above average temperatures and just .28″ of rainfall for the month of May. This week is going to look quite a bit different!

An area of low pressure is moving in Tuesday, and will stay through Friday. The center of this storm will stay centered pretty much over the Pacific Northwest all week, this will act like the center of a wheel, which will rotate smaller storms, like spokes, through western Oregon. At times these waves will bring rather strong rain showers, hail showers and much cooler air. We could also see thunderstorms firing up this afternoon.

High temperatures will drop about 20 degrees for much of western Oregon Tuesday. The valley will only make it to the low to mid 50s mid week. The freezing level will drop to about 3,000 feet late Tuesday and will stay below the passes through Thursday. This means snow is on the way for the Cascades passes and ski resorts!

By Friday night most of this storm will be wrapped up, but we may see a second storm moving in Sunday. At this point Memorial Day Weekend is at least looking warmer, with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Have a great day!

-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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