StormTracker 9 Forecast: Threat of showers and t-storms continues

There will be several chances for rain in the coming days.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 9:15 AM
Updated: Sep 16, 2019 9:18 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- After a wet Sunday, we will be tracking more chances for showers on Monday.

Fast Forecast:
Monday: Mostly cloudy w/ isolated showers & t-storms. Highs in mid to upper 60s
Tuesday: Rain and wind. Highs in mid to upper 60s
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy w/ isolated showers & t-storms. Highs in upper 60s to low 70s
Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs in low 70s
Friday: Partly sunny. Highs in low 70s
Saturday: Sunny. Highs in low 70s
Sunday: Partly sunny w/ isolated showers. Highs in low 70s

Isolated thunderstorms were seen along the coast Monday morning, as a cold upper level trough digs into the Pacific Northwest. The threat for isolated thunderstorms remains at the coast through the morning, and shifts inland this afternoon as the trough moves inland. Showers will also pick up in frequency and intensity this afternoon. Despite this, sun breaks will be around throughout the day, similar to what we saw last Monday and Tuesday. This afternoon, snow levels will also lower to around 6,500 feet, with a dusting possible for the higher Cascades. DO NOT expect any winter weather down to the passes.

Tuesday another strong, moist cold front will arrive, bringing moderate to heavy rain. The front will reach the coastline during the early morning hours and push inland throughout the day. This front will be very similar to Sunday, with similar rainfall rates and overall rainfall totals. Models project between 0.75 to 1.5 inches along the Coast and higher terrain and 0.5 to 0.75 inches in the Valleys. Unlike Sunday’s front, Tuesday will also see breezy conditions along the frontal passage. This will bring gusts up to 50 mph at the Coast and gusts inland up to 30 mph.

Like Monday, another cool, upper level trough will dig into the region behind Tuesday’s cold front. The trough will likely bring back the threat for isolated thunderstorms.

An upper level ridge will try to build into the region on Thursday, but a shortwave low-pressure system may sneak over the ridge bringing showers to the Cascades as well as marine clouds to the coast. Regardless, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be drier overall. Another upper level trough will approach the region on Sunday bringing back the chance for showers.

For more weather information, go to the KEZI 9 News StormTracker 9 weather page.

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