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Tim Chuey Weather:

If we’re lucky our Saturday will be dry enough for outdoor work or play. The Beaver game should be dry, but the rain should return by nightfall.

High: 68
Low: 47
Rain: 30%

An upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape on the orange jet stream line) is moving to the east and high pressure (“arch” shape) will help dry us out for just a bit today. A frontal system will move in along with another low pressure trough setting up along the coast bringing back more clouds and precipitation.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of evening rain, mostly cloudy with rain likely (60%) late tonight (under 0.01 in. of rain possible) and Sunday AM, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Sunday afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of evening rain, a (40%) chance of rain late Sunday night,  cloudy with rain Monday (Columbus Day), then a good (50%) chance of rain Monday night highs 68-60 lows 47-50. Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Tuesday through Thursday, then mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Thursday night and Friday highs 64-60 lows 49-46. (seasonal averages high 68 low 42)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

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