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Tim Chuey Weather:

A bit warmer followed by another cool-down, but the chance of precipitation holds off until the weekend is over.

An upper level trough of low pressure (“U” shape on orange line) off Vancouver will swing through today with more clouds.  A short lived high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on orange line) will follow and warm us up a bit today. The Perseid meteor shower peaks through Saturday, but the nearly full moon will probably spoil the show. A frontal system will approach the coast Sunday and move in bringing the chance of showers to the coast and Southern areas of Oregon Monday through early Tuesday. The weather will continue to be perfect for the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City through Sunday and for the beginning of the Lane County Fair that starts next Wdnesday.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer today, clear in the evening, partly cloudy tonight, mostly sunny Saturday, mostly clear in the evening, mostly clear Saturday evening, mostly cloudy late Saturday night, a mix of clouds and sun Sunday, partly cloudy Sunday evening, then mostly cloudy Sunday night highs 85-77 lows 49-54. AM clouds, a mix of clouds and sun Monday, partly cloudy Monday evening, mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday AM, a mix of clouds and sun Tuesday afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy Tuesday night, then partly cloudy Wednesday through Thursday highs 76-82 lows near 53. (seasonal averages high 84 low 52)

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.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com


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