Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Tuesday had another early taste of Spring with highs climbing into the mid 60s! 65 officially for Eugene/Springfield. That’s the warmest it’s been since a 67 way back on October 23rd. I’m close to sticking the proverbial “Fork” in our winter as the likelihood of more wintry weather in the low elevations is becoming very scarce.
Overnight, the next wave of rain will move through, the wettest time will be in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday. Showers will continue on and off through most of the day, along with a fairly breezy afternoon. High Wind Warnings have been posted for the coast for mainly Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Wind gusts could top 45-50mph at the coast, 30-35mph inland.
Most of the second half of the week will stay fairly soggy with Wednesday’s two storms, and windy through Thursday afternoon. Mountains will also see rain as snow lines will sit around 5500-6500 feet. 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 Tuesday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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