Wet weather will blast into Oregon over the next few days and bring lots of rainfall to the state. Inland locations will pick up around and inch from Tuesday evening to Thursday morning. On the coast between 2 to 3 inches is possible for the same time period. Temperatures should remain warm, well above freezing for the duration of the rainfall. The freezing rain to fall in the state will be Salem up to Portland and into the Columbia River Gorge.
The Willamette Valley is starting with temperatures just above freezing Today. Clouds are building with rain moving in from the west. This afternoon showers will become more widespread and intense by Wednesday morning. Highs on today should be in the upper 40s, warming to the lower 50s by Wednesday. As of today, Thursday, Friday and the weekend will be wet.
The Oregon Coast will see plenty of rain for the next few days. Rain already moving into the coast will persist for the majority of the day. Highs will warm to the mid 50s with heavier rain falling just before sunrise on Wednesday. Wednesday’s showers should remain nearly constant through the day. Highs will stay in the mid 50s for highs and do little cooling for overnight lows. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday each face a round of rain and clouds. Winds will be strong starting Tuesday afternoon and blow until Thursday evening. Gusts may reach 40 to 50 mph.
The Umpqua Valley will be wet for the next few days. While starting today dry, we’ll end wet. Temperatures this morning have been in the mid 30s, keeping all freezing rain out of the region. We’ll warm to the lower 50s by the afternoon. Rainfall should be heaviest on Wednesday before lightening a little come Thursday. That said, Thursday, Friday and this weekend remains wet with each day facing clouds rain and temperatures in the mid to upper 40s.
Updated Tuesday morning by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on January 17, 2017.
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