Thursday is going to be very similar to Wednesday, with periods of sunshine and periods of showers. No organized storm system is here over the Northwest, but rather a moist southwest flow. With moisture present, and a fairly unstable air mass, showers are developing periodically all over the viewing area. For this reason, and with no changes planned through the day tomorrow, showers are possible for all locations but it’s likely many see a fairly dry conditions with intervals of clouds. Showers this evening will be hit or miss as well.
By Friday weak high pressure tries its best to regain control. Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast with the warmest temperatures of the season expected into the holiday weekend. Temperatures could reach the mid 70′s Saturday afternoon. Clouds will slowly increase, however, as a disturbance moves across Southwestern Oregon and Northern California beginning late Saturday afternoon. Weak high pressure will do it’s best to keep the system to our south, and will most likely just delay the onset of precipitation. This disturbance could bring heavier and fairly widespread showers to our region overnight, and showers will begin by late afternoon.
The way the computer models are looking right now, it seems as though showers will linger into Easter Day. Now, this is several days out from now and it’s certainly possible the system could push further North but currently the way things stand we will be seeing some shower activity Easter Day.
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