Cooler Start to the Work Week

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A cold front will dip south this morning bringing a chance for light showers for our northern reaches including Douglas and Coos county, mainly north of the Umpqua Divide.  This front will mainly bring more clouds to areas farther south and breezy to gusty winds. Along and east of the Cascades will be the windiest spots with gusts up to 40mph, and with cooler temperatures it is going to be feeling a whole lot colder than the weekend! We’ll continue to stay breezy to windy the next few days.

After the front passes a cooler airmass will move in and with clearing skies tonight we could see areas of frost in gardens and orchards for west side valleys tomorrow morning, temperatures could drop to 33 degrees for the coldest spots. Tomorrow will be the coldest day of the last week, that said, temperatures will be seasonable! It’s just going to feel cool because we’ve been so warm! The set up and timing of high pressure and the thermal trough building in is almost the same as last week. That means Tuesday and Wednesday the Chetco Effect at the coast will cause Brookings to be about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than today, while areas inland will see the warm-up in the latter part of the week. Temperatures jump about 15 to 20 degrees warmer than normal, just like last week, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a couple of 90s in the west side valleys.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry