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Warming up This Weekend

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

We’ll likely see a few more isolated light showers today as an area of low pressure move across the state. The air mass will be fairly unstable and thundershowers are also a possibility, especially if we get some good sun breaks.

Despite staying mostly cloudy and showery, it’s still be warm, with highs in the low to mid 60s.

Once we get through this storm, we’re in the clear as we head into the weekend. The jet stream is split, with half of the energy headed north, and the other half to the south. This leaves western Oregon in between, and storm free!

Friday we’ll start out with patchy fog, but sunny skies will return for the afternoon. Highs should make it to the mid to upper 60s.  Saturday will be even warmer, climbing to the upper 60s if not low 70s. (If we hit 69° that would be the warmest of the year so far!)

Now on Sunday, the area of low pressure that will be to the south of us will start moving north. This may spread some clouds and light showers across southern Oregon. Douglas county will have the best chances of seeing these clouds creep in, and could see a few sprinkles late in the day. For Lane County, high clouds are possible late in the afternoon.

High pressure is still in control Monday through Wednesday which will keep us dry, sunny and warm, with highs in the mid 60s.

Have a great rest of your Thursday!

-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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