Plenty of rain is in the forecast for this week. Showers will be move into the state in waves, bringing 4 to 8 hours of rain, then 6 to 12 hours of drier weather. Temperatures will drop as the week progresses, bringing more opportunities for snow in the mountains.
The Willamette Valley will see rainfall Tuesday morning. These showers should quickly disperse and leave behind a primarily dry day. High temperatures will manage to reach the lower 50s, which is above average for the middle of January. Rain will hold off for Wednesday morning as well. But by the later portions of Wednesday another push of moisture arrives off the Pacific. Friday and Thursday will end up cooler, with middle 40s and periods of widespread rain.
The Oregon Coast will see rain on Tuesday disperse quickly. Much of the day—especially the south coast—will be dry with no rain in the afternoon. Highs on Tuesday should reach the lower 50s. Wednesday’s highs will stay in the lower 50s as well. The next push of rain hits Wednesday evening and stay through the majority of Thursday. Temperatures Friday and the weekend will drop back to the upper 40s with a few hit-or-miss showers.
The Umpqua Valley will wake up to a few lingering showers Tuesday. These raindrops end quickly, and overall the day is dry with mostly cloudy skies overhead. Sunbreaks should be more common in the afternoon than the morning. Highs will hover in the middle 50s. Right now, Wednesday appears to be dry with low clouds overhead. On Thursday, the rain returns with highs in the upper 40s. Friday and the weekend will be cooler and wetter.
Updated Monday evening by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on January 15, 2018.
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