Thunderstorms Continue Across Oregon

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:


Our old friend the marine layer was back today, but thank to the thin and low nature of these clouds, the sun was able to burn through them rather quickly. Temperatures were slow to climb in the first half of the day, but with sunny skies overhead (unlike yesterday) we should make it to at least the upper 70s if not low 80s.

The area of low pressure that was over Northern California yesterday hasn’t moved much, and it’s not going to. This storm is independent from the jet stream which means it has nothing to force it to move east. It will slowly move north over the next four days.  This means the thundershower threat will continue through the weekend. Highs will stay in the low 80s through Monday.

Today’s storms will mostly be confined to the Cascades and central Oregon. We’ll likely see at least some residual cloud cover and possible light rain from these storms in the valley.

Friday will likely start out clouds from these thunderstorms and as this storm moves into Oregon, the thunderstorms will become stronger and more widespread. This is also when the valley has the best chances for seeing thunderstorms here as well. 

The storm will continue to move north this weekend and thundershowers will continue to develop each afternoon through Sunday.

Stay tuned to KEZI 9 News and the Stormtraker 9 team for the latest on these developing storms.

Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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