Wet First Week of March

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:  

Isolated showers will slowly taper off later tonight after a mild day with a few isolated thunderstorms (!) in the Central Cascades foothills. Tonight, the mild weather stays with lows only falling in the mid 40s.

Tomorrow should be mostly dry with again, more SW winds keeping the airmass mild and highs back into the upper 50s and 60s. The Oregon Ducks baseball team has moved their Wednesday game to a double-header with Seattle on Tuesday to stay ahead of the next storm that’ll bring showers and heavier rain late Tuesday night and on and off all day Wednesday.

Most of the second half of the week will stay fairly soggy with a strong storm on Wednesday, followed by another storm early Thursday. Winds will be breezy as well, to downright windy along the coast midweek. By Friday, a small ridge of high pressure starts to push the rain out of the forecast for about 24 hours. Highs will again be milder than average, in the upper 50s and low 60s.

The weekend will have a taste of spring with warm air pumping in on Saturday ahead of another potent storm Sunday. Highs may be pushing into the mid to upper 60s, even higher if we can get some afternoon sunshine after a cloudy morning. Snow lines will be above pass level most of the week, ensuring mainly showers with some light slushy snow for mountain travelers.

Have a great Monday night!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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