EUGENE, Ore. -- Our StormTracker 9 meteorologists are tracking locally dense valley fog on Friday morning along the coast and in the interior valleys. Clouds will slowly build into the region throughout the day, as a cold front comes ashore during the evening.
Friday: Increasing clouds w/ evening rain. Snow level 3,000 feet. 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 middle to upper 40s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy w/ morning showers. Snow level 4,000 feet. Highs in upper 40s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy w/ showers. Snow level 4,000 feet. Highs in low 50s
Wednesday: Partly sunny w/ slight chance of morning showers. Snow level 2,500 feet, rising to 4,000 feet. Highs in mid 50s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy w/ isolated showers. Snow level 2,500 feet, rising to 5,000 feet. Highs in middle 50s
This front will bring a period of rain and mountain snow before becoming more showery overnight. Cool air aloft in the atmosphere will trigger instability on Saturday, bringing more showers and the possibility of thunderstorms and small hail.
Rainfall through the weekend will be close to 0.25 in the interior valleys and as much as 0.5 along the coast. With that said, thunderstorms could bring pockets of locally heavier rainfall.
Snow levels on Saturday will sit around 2,000 feet with 3 to 5 inches of snow expected in the Cascades. With the recent mild temperatures in the Cascades, expect minimal accumulations on the roadways.
Sunday will be overall drier, but a few showers are possible in the morning, especially along the coast. Sunday afternoon will likely see some sunshine as the cold, upper-level trough moves to the east and an area of high pressure moves in.
There will be a warm front on Sunday night and Monday, bringing additional showers to the region as well as temperatures climbing back into the 50s. Temperatures will be in 50s for much of the rest of the week. Several fronts will bring chances of showers next week
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