EUGENE, Ore. -- There is a mix of clouds and sunshine to start the morning on Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies this afternoon as a weak cold front moves ashore. This front will trigger some spotty showers tonight into Thursday morning. Rainfall will be light and measure between trace to 0.05 in the valleys and 0.05 to 0.20 along the coast and higher elevations.
Wednesday: Increasing cloudy w/ spotty showers starting this evening. Snow level 8,000 feet. Highs in upper 60s and low 70s.
Thursday: Decreasing clouds w/ spotty morning showers. Snow level 5,500 feet. Highs in low 60s.
Friday: Partly sunny. Highs in upper 60s and low 70s.
Saturday: Afternoon rain. Snow level 6,500 feet. Highs in middle 60s.
Sunday: Morning rain, followed by afternoon showers. Snow level 4,500 feet. Highs in upper 50s.
Monday: Few morning showers, afternoon sunshine. Snow level 3,500 feet. Highs in low 60s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in upper 60s.
There will be a few lingering showers on Thursday morning, but again it will mainly be light. The skies will gradually clear during the afternoon as high pressure builds into the region. This will give us a break in the weather on Friday as well.
A stronger front will arrive on Saturday into Sunday, bringing 24 to 48 hours of cooler, unsettled weather. This is as a strong jet stream consolidates over the northeast Pacific and takes aim at Oregon and northern California. Details are still being worked in the models as to exact timing, but breezy and cooler weather should be expected. It will also bring some mountain snow to the passes, at around 4,500 feet. Rain chances will likely continue into Monday morning.
A high-pressure ridge looks to build across the West Coast as we head into the middle of next week bringing back warm, dry, and sunny conditions. Some models have highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.
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