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Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion

Brrr, that was a chilly night!  Eugene dropped to 28 degrees, not the coldest this season, but It was the first time this season that I’ve had to scrape any substantial amount of ice off my windshield.

Not much has changed with the forecast.   A very large ridge of high pressure has set up shop over the northern Pacific Rim.  This means the Pacific Northwest is in down the pike from some very dry, chilly air.  Foggy mornings, sunny afternoons and chilly nights are going to be the norm for the next several days.

With mostly clear skies overnight, we’ll see temperatures drop down into the upper 20s and low 30s for the next seven days.  Daytime highs will stay in the low to mid 40s through early next week.

We’ll also likely see foggy conditions in the valley many days next week.  Freezing fog may be an issue during the morning commute.  Air quality will also be an issue as the air that we’re breathing now is the same air that we’ll see through early next week.  The National Weather Service has already issued an Air Stagnation Advisory for Friday through Tuesday for parts of Douglas County.

In Eugene the air quality has been moderate (opposed to good) for the past two days and will likely stay about there or get worse over the next few days.  The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) issued a  “yellow” home wood heating advisory this weekend for Eugene, Springfield, and Oakridge.  For the latest from LRAPA, click here.

Stay tuned to the Stormtracker 9 weather team and we’ll keep you updated on the air quality and chilly conditions all week.

Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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