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Winter Storm #1 Moves In

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

The first storm in a series of storms that will move through this week brought rain and snow back to western Oregon.  The jet stream is taking this storm to northern California, so most of western Oregon will only see a few isolated showers. A much colder air mass has also moved in with it and will hold the snow level at about 2,000 feet.  The Coast Range and Cascades are seeing anywhere from a dusting to 2″.

The brunt of this storm is bringing heavier snow and rain to southern Oregon and northern California. As this storm moves south, we’ll also see chances for isolated thunder showers through this evening.

The jet stream will continue to bring in weak disturbances over the next two days. This will keep us cool, mostly cloudy, and we’ll see a few isolated showers as well. Highs will stay in the mid to upper 40s with lows in the mid 30s

The biggest storm of the week will hold off until Friday. A cold front will move in Friday that will bring in heavy rain, windy conditions and another round of snow for elevations above 1,500 feet.

Winter is back!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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