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Wednesday, January 19th, 3:30 P.M.

It's winter in Oregon, and today certainly felt like one of those typical mid-January days. Plenty of drizzle and light showers, but it didn't amount to much. We've not even recorded 1/4" of rain yet today. Light showers and drizzle will continue tonight, and a southerly wind is going to keep temperatures very mild tonight and climbing into tomorrow morning.
 
Tomorrow morning, we will see showers across the region. Most of us will only see rain, including the mountain, but Eastern Oregon will likely see some morning snow in areas, as well as the potential for some freezing rain, especially in northeast Oregon. Highs around lunch in the valleys will climb into the mid-50s. By lunchtime we will start to see the showers dying down, becoming much more scattered through the afternoon. It even looks like we'll get some nice sun breaks. But a switch to westerly winds will cool things back down a bit, to more normal temperatures.
 
Late tomorrow night, rain on the mountain will likely switch over to snow. Accumulations look minimal, with only up to an inch possible. This could also leave some snowy spots on passes. This is the only chance of snow for the mountain in our forecast. 
 
Friday will be the start of a long dry stretch. We'll start with clouds early, then see lots of clearing through the day and mostly sunny skies. Heading into the weekend high pressure will once again take over, giving us dry days, but likely morning fog once again. The weekend through Wednesday will likely see a mixture of fog, sun and clouds. Temperatures should reach the low 50s each day, unless we find ourselves stuck in another inversion that we struggle to get out of in the valleys. 
 
In the extended forecast, it looks like this dry stretch could come to an end late next week.