EUGENE, Ore. -- Our StormTracker 9 meteorologists are tracking locally dense valley fog on Thursday morning with temperatures near freezing. Fog will lift throughout the morning with sunshine the rest of the afternoon. Temperatures during the afternoon will rise into the upper 50s and low 60s.
Thursday: AM fog, sunny. Highs in upper 50s and low 60s.
Friday: Partly sunny w/ showers late. Highs in upper 50s and low 60s.
Saturday: Showers w/ possible thunderstorms. Snow level 2,000 feet. Highs in middle 40s.
Sunday: Partly sunny w/ slight chance of morning showers. Snow level 2,000 feet. Highs in low to middle 40s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy w/ afternoon showers. Snow level 1,500 feet, rising to 4,500 feet. Highs in upper 40s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy w/ showers. Snow level 4,500 feet. Highs in upper 40s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny w/ slight chance of morning showers. Snow level 1,500 feet, rising to 3,500 feet. Highs in low 50s.
It will be a relatively clear tonight, expect along the coast where marine clouds will move in. Clouds will build throughout Friday ahead of a cold front coming ashore during the evening.
Behind the front, cooler air will help trigger post-frontal showers and snow showers. Snow levels will drop to near 2,000 feet on Saturday. The cooler air will also help trigger some instability in the atmosphere, which could cause thunderstorms and possibly small hail. Rainfall will likely be close to quarter of an inch in the interior valleys and closer to half inch along the coast.
In terms of snowfall, up to 2 inches of snow is possible for the higher elevations of the coast range and foothills. The Cascades themselves will be closer to 3 to 5 inches of snow. Showers will lighten on Sunday morning, with partly sunny skies during the afternoon.
The next system will arrive on Monday night into Tuesday, and this relatively wet pattern will likely continue through the middle of the week.
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