Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
Tuesday’s storm brought with it heavy rain, strong winds and a much colder air mass. Temperatures fell to the mid 30s overnight and the snow level has dropped to 2,000 feet, which is about where it will stay through tonight.
We’ll be in between organized storms Wednesday, but the atmosphere is still rather unstable and showers will likely continue through the late afternoon. These showers will be in and out and mixed with sun breaks, but could be heavy at times and we could even see some small hail and/or an isolated thunderstorm. High temperatures will stay in mid to upper 40s in the Valley and low 50s in the Umpqua Basin and along the Coast. Snow showers will continue across the Cascades. Areas near Willamette Pass will see an additional 1-3″ today and 1-2″ tonight. Central Oregon will see a snow/rain mix.
The final storm of this week arrives Thursday, bringing in another round of rain and snow above 2,500′. Highs will fall to the upper 40s in the Valley and low 50s for the Coast.
By Friday a ridge of high pressure should block any other major storms from moving in, keeping us dry and at least partly sunny through the weekend. Showers will return Monday.
Have a great Day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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