Rain returns for our Thursday as a cold front moves over the state. Showers will be off and on but certainly present. While Wednesday’s highs were above average, expect cooler conditions on Thursday as the cold front brings cooler air to Oregon.
The Willamette Valley will wake up to some showers on Thursday. Rain will be heaviest in the morning and gradually ending by the afternoon. Come Thursday evening, dry weather will be seen across much of the region. Highs will end up around 60 degrees for most locations. On Friday, skies remain gray but rainfall will be absent. A few raindrops may certainly fall on Friday, but for the most part, drier weather will end the workweek with temperatures in the lower 60s. Come the weekend another storm hits the Pacific Northwest and with it will be rain on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Oregon Coast will see more rain heading into Thursday. The approaching cold front will keep winds gusting into the 20 mph rain and showers will be falling off and on for the majority of the day. Highs will end up in the lower 60s. By the evening, rain will taper off and dry weather will appear for a few hours starting Friday morning. Highs on Friday will hover around 60 degrees with a few rain opportunities, but not as many as what will arrive this weekend. Overall Saturday and Sunday will see the majority of the day to be wet with highs in the upper 50s.
The Umpqua Valley has some rain around the region for our Thursday. Rainfall will gradually end by Thursday evening with daytime highs in the lower 60s. Friday won’t be perfectly dry, but expect plenty of dry hours. More likely in the morning than the afternoon. Highs will not vary much from Thursday—temperatures at their warmest will get to the lower 60s. On Saturday we’ll have another push of rain as a storm system hits the southwestern portions of the state. Sunday is looking wet as well.
Updated Wednesday evening by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on October 26, 2016.
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