This weeks weather pattern is starting to look more impressive as we chug along. Just last weekend is seemed as if we were only going to get cloud coverage but the pesky high pressure has broken down and now the jet stream can usher these storms in a little further south than expected. It will be nice to finally get some much needed shower activity, however, these storms will be short-lived and not last long (a few hours at most).
The first chance of precipitation will come Wednesday morning. as a warm front rolls through the northwest part of the area. The only places that will see these showers will be locations in the northern fringes of the forecast area. This includes the Cascades in the northern areas and Bandon at the coast. If anything falls, it will be very light and scattered.
A cold front approaching the coast will bring a better chance for showers to all areas starting in the afternoon on Thursday. The line of showers will bring much needed moisture to the area. However, it seems that the jet stream is moving these storms in faster and therefore the rain will only last a few hours at best. Current models have the showers tapering off by Friday morning.The closer this system gets to us, we’ll have a better idea of how much rainfall to expect.
Another frontal system will work its way in on Saturday morning. Isolated shower activity is expected as well. These showers should dissipate into the early afternoon and allow for the clouds to move out for Easter Sunday. All areas are expecting mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures as well.
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Meteorologist Seth Phillips