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Welcome to Spring!

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s
Thursday Forecast Discussion:

The final countdown to spring is here! Spring officially begins at 9:57 a.m. PDT. This time is known as the Spring Equinox, or the time when the sun’s rays are pointing directly at the equator as the sun (from our perspective) moves from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere. This is also generally a time of milder weather for the Pacific Northwest.

The last storm of the season moved through western Oregon late Wednesday night. This brought in clouds and isolated showers to much of the region, although Eugene only picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Thursday is starting out foggy in the Valley, but otherwise mostly clear. We dropped to the low-30s for the third day in a row. The cold front itself is long gone, but the chilly air remains. Even with mostly sunny skies this afternoon, highs will stay in the mid 50s.

By this weekend high pressure returns keeping us dry Friday through Monday with highs returning to the upper-50s and low-60s. Early next week we should make it to the mid 60s. The next chance for rainfall isn’t until Tuesday afternoon.

Have a great day and happy spring!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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