EUGENE, Ore. --Steady rain will turn to showers this afternoon as a cold front moves eastward through the region. Rainfall accumulations for the day will likely range from 0.25 to 1 inch. As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, the central Oregon coast and southern Willamette Valley has seen heaviest rain of between 0.33 to 0.5 inches. Not only did we need this rain for the drought, but it also provides a relief from the recent high pollen counts. Wednesday’s count has dropped into the low-moderate range.
Wednesday: Rain before noon followed by afternoon showers. Highs in upper 50s to low 60s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy w/ morning showers. Highs in low to middle 60s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy w/ slight chance. Highs in middle to upper 60s.
Saturday: Rain likely. Highs in low to middle 60s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in middle to upper 60s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy w/ isolated showers. Highs in low to middle 60s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in low to middle 70s.
Isolated showers will continue Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Clouds will decrease into the afternoon with highs back into the 60s.
Clouds will return with onshore flow on Friday ahead of the next storm system on Saturday. Models point to another Pacific cold front arriving Friday night into Saturday morning. Like Wednesday’s system, this cold front will again tap into some subtropical moisture. This will allow for another wet and cool day.
Another system will bring additional moisture on Monday. There are more model difference with this system, but another cold front will bring a dose of rainfall.
Drier, warmer weather will return for the middle of next week as a ridge builds into the region. Drier weather will likely still be around into late next week.
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