Up and Down Fall Weather Continues

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion

This week has been up and down, fairly typical for the fall season. Sunday we were in the mid 70s, then it was mid 60s Monday and today we’ll be in the mid 50s.

An area of low pressure is moving south from western Washington. This will spread showers through western Oregon Tuesday. These showers will get progressively stronger and more wide spread into the late afternoon and evening. Small hail and isolated thunderstorms are also a possibility through this evening.

The snow level started at about 4,500 feet this morning and will fall to 4,000 feet late tonight. Locations 5,000 feet and above (including Willamette Pass) will likely see 1-3″ of snow by Wednesday morning. Elevations above 6,000′  could see 6″ by Wednesday morning.

We’ll dry out behind this storm and with slight off-shore winds we should see mostly sunny skies Wednesday and Thursday after brief morning fog. Highs will  climb a bit to the low 60s with lows falling to the mid to upper 30s.

A weak front is trying to move in Thursday night. A few light showers will be the most we see from this otherwise it’ll be back to dry weather and mostly sunny skies for Friday and Saturday. Highs will climb to the low to mid 60s.

Another weak front is on the way for Saturday, also not expected to do much. We may see a few isolated light showers late Saturday night. Sunday and Monday are both looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 60s.

Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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