A cold front will bring light rain to the area today starting at the coast then moving east through the day, and as it goes it will be weakening so most precipitation will occur along and west of the Cascades with more isolated snow showers on the east side. The system appears to be moving quicker than originally thought so it looks like most of the precipitation will now happen during the day with a few showers continuing tonight. This system will be bringing light rain and breezy conditions at the coast with a high surf advisory in effect for the Curry county coast. Once this system moves through we’ll see a high pressure ridge quickly build into the area which is a good indicator that fog will return to the valleys, and with freezing temperatures that means freezing fog. Freezing fog can cause slick road conditions and of course reduced visibility so be sure to drive carefully and leave extra time for travel and to defrost your windshield!
New Year’s Eve forecast is a bit up in the air right now as the weather models have not come into agreement about what the next system will do, as for now I’ve kept a chance for showers but if high pressure builds in stronger we’ll see a dry end to the year. A more active pattern looks to move in next week with more rain and snow on the way.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry