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A frontal system slowed down allowing for some sunshine and temperatures warmer than I expected on Friday, but it finally moved in at night. An upper level ridge of high pressure (Shaded “Arch” shape with blue arrows) has taken over keeping the rain away from us. Looks like dry weather through early next week. Here is another frontal system sitting well offshore Sunday morning. Next Tuesday a frontal system is poised to move in.
Air Quality Index:
Eugene-Springfield: The Air Quality Index is 11 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.
Oakridge: The Air Quality Index is 42 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.
Cottage Grove: The Air Quality Index is 18 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.
Data courtesy of Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA).
- A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM TODAY FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, AND WESTERN, CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY
Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis:
- A mix of clouds and sun and cooler today, partly cloudy this evening, mostly cloudy with areas of fog late tonight and Sunday AM, mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with patchy lingering fog Sunday afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening with patchy fog, mostly cloudy with areas of fog late Sunday night,
- Mostly cloudy with areas of fog Monday AM, sunny and a bit warmer in the afternoon, then partly cloudy with patchy fog late Monday night.
- highs 52-57 lows 36-40.
- Patchy fog and partly cloudy Tuesday AM, sunny in the afternoon, partly cloudy with patchy fog late Tuesday night,
- Partly cloudy with patchy fog Wednesday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly cloudy with patchy fog and a (40%) chance of rain late Wednesday night and Thursday (cooler) with patchy afternoon fog, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Thursday night,
- Then rain likely (60%) and a bit cooler Friday.
- high 60-52 lows 43-45. (seasonal averages high 50 low 35)
Home Wood Heating Advisory:
Eugene-Springfield: GREEN – Burning is allowed.
Oakridge: YELLOW – Caution is Advised.
*Note: Pellet stoves may be used anytime if they produce no visible emissions.
Advisory Courtesy of Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA).
Forecast for Roseburg:
- Mostly cloudy and cooler today, mostly cloudy with areas of fog late tonight,
- Partly cloudy with areas of fog Sunday AM, partly cloudy and a bit warmer with patchy lingering afternoon fog, clear in the evening, partly cloudy with patchy fog late Sunday night,
- Patchy AM fog, mostly sunny and a bit warmer Monday, then mostly clear with patchy fog late at night.
- highs 56-67 lows 39-42.
- Patchy AM fog, mostly sunny and cooler Tuesday, clear in the evening, partly cloudy and colder with patchy fog late at night,
- Partly cloudy with patchy AM fog, sunny Wednesday afternoon, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of rain Wednesday night,
- Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain and a bit cooler Thursday, then rain likely (60%) Thursday night and Friday.
- highs 62-57 lows 43-47 cooling to 45 Thursday night. (seasonal averages high 52 low 37)
Forecast for The South Oregon Coast Including Coos Bay and North Bend:
- Just mostly cloudy and a bit cooler today, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late tonight and Sunday AM, sunny and warmer Sunday afternoon, clear at night,
- Then sunny and warmer Monday and clear at night.
- highs 59-70 lows 46-52 cooling to 49 Monday night.
- Sunny and cooler Tuesday, clear Tuesday night,
- Sunny Wednesday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon, then becoming mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Wednesday night and Thursday, then rain likely (70%) and a bit cooler Thursday night and Friday.
- highs 62-56 lows near 48. (seasonal averages high 52 low 40).
Forecast for the Cascades in Lane County:
- A mix of clouds and sun with a (30%) chance of AM rain and snow showers today (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), a bit cooler this afternoon, partly cloudy tonight,
- Partly cloudy and a bit warmer Sunday, mostly clear at night,
- Sunny and a bit warmer Monday, then clear Monday night.
- snow level 3,500 ft. this AM, free air freezing level 7,500 ft. rising to 8,000 ft. tonight, 9,000 ft. rising to 11,000 ft. Sunday, 12,000 ft. Sunday night and Monday, then 13,000 ft. Monday night.
- highs 38-47 lows 30-36.
- Sunny and a bit warmer Tuesday, mostly clear at night,
- Mostly sunny and a bit cooler Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of rain Wednesday night,
- Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain and a bit cooler Thursday, cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain at night,
- Then rain and snow likely (70%) and cooler Friday.
- free air freezing level 13,000 ft. Tuesday, 11,000 ft. Tuesday night, 10,000 ft. Wednesday, snow level 7,500 ft. Wednesday night, 7,000 ft. Thursday and Thursday night, then 6,000 ft. Friday.
- highs 49-40 lows 34-36 cooling to near 30 Thursday night.
**Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.
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