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Warm Easter Weekend

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CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Light winds, mostly clear skies tonight and mild again with lows only falling into the mid to upper 40s. We’re about to enter in the “warm before the storm” as Saturday will likely see widespread low 70s inland and low to mid 60s at the coast, likely the warmest day of 2013 for many spots so far.

We’ll see some morning fog in the valley followed by mostly sunny skies in the afternoon. While most of us will be breaking out the shorts and t-shirts, to our south, a closed off low pressure storm will move ever closer to Northern California. It won’t affect our weather tomorrow aside from some isolated pop-up thunderstorms in the mountains. Easter Sunday though, a different story:

Weather models continue to be very consistent with bringing some rain bands in early on Sunday for Southern Oregon and eventually drifting north into Western Oregon. So here’s how the rain chances break down for Sunday:

- Rogue Valley: earliest around daybreak through mid-morning

- Umpqua Basin/South Coast: Mid-morning and isolated showers throughout the rest of the day

- Eugene/Springfield: mid-afternoon with some light occasional showers through the evening

Otherwise, central valley and coast residents should escape the rain. Highs with the increased cloud cover will be cooler but still pleasant in the mid 60s. Most of the showers should wrap up by early Monday as the storm shifts inland into Nevada.  Otherwise, dry and mild weather sticks around through at least Wednesday when shower chances start to move back in for late next week.

Have a great weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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