By Dave Salesky
6.14" of rain in October that's over 3" above normal. Now it looks like drier weather is returning for at least the first week of November. Go figure, this is turning into an interesting fall.
A weak ridge will begin to build across the region tonight, keeping us dry. I do expect wide spread areas of fog on Friday morning. Some areas could see visibilites below 1/4 of a mile.
After the fog lifts we should have partly to mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will remain in the low 60s, about 5 degrees above average.
Through at least the middle of next week we'll have no better than a 40% chance of rain. Freezing levels will remain well above pass levels.
Tonight's low 51
So far today...
Thursday, January 29th 6:00 PM
Dry mild and for some a bit breezy.
Yep, we continue to be locked into an unseasonably dry and mild pattern. Looks like we are going to close January (June-uary) almost 1.25" below normal for precipiatation. High pressure is building east of The Cascades so wind coming out of The Gorge will be picking up later tonight. Peak gusts could to 40 to 45mph.
With the wind and a dry stable airmass not much problem tonight or Friday morning with fog. Sunny skies during the day will allow temperatures to climb into the middle and upper 50s. If you're on the Oregon Coast you might top 60.
Computer models are suggesting a more typical pattern returning late in the weekend. cloudy and wet a series of weak weather systems will begin to arrive Sunday.
Tonight's low 39
Friday's high 54
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KATU Forecast Team
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