EUGENE, Ore. -- Seasonably cool weather will continue on Thursday, but it will be a drier day after several days of showers. Enjoy it because showers will be back on Friday. High temperatures will be in the low to middle 50s.
Thursday: Morning fog, mostly sunny. Highs in low 50s.
Friday: Rain likely after 11am. Snow level 2,000 feet, rising to 3,000 feet. Highs in the low 50s.
Saturday: Showers likely. Snow level 3,500 feet. Highs in the middle 50s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy w/ isolated showers. Snow level 4,000 feet. Highs in the middle 50s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy w/ chance of rain. Snow level 3,500 feet. Highs in the middle to upper 50s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy w/ chance of showers. Snow level 4,500 feet. Highs in the middle to upper 50s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny w/ chance of showers. Snow level 2,500 feet, rising to 4,000 feet. Highs in the middle to upper 50s.
Showers move in throughout the day on Friday, starting at the coast in the late morning. This storm system doesn’t appear to be particularly organized and will be very much on and off showers. Showers will continue on Saturday with total rainfall totals around 0.75 to 1 inch along the coast and higher elevations and between 0.33 and 0.5 inch in the interior valleys.
Temperatures will rise some through the weekend, with highs in the middle 50s through the weekend. In the Cascades, temperatures will rise as well into upper 30s for the passes. That also means snow levels will rise to between 3,000 and 4,000 feet.
Models continue to show several pieces of energy moving through the region through next week. That will keep shower chances in the forecast. Monday’s front does appear to be a bit heavier, with showers continuing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
This continued wet pattern will help put a dent into our overall dry March. The rainfall deficit for the month it sitting between -1.44 inches in Roseburg to as much as -4.37 inches at the coast in North Bend. The snowpack is also down, with Willamette Basin at 88% of normal and the Rogue/Umpqua Basin at 71% of normal.
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