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Cottage Grove Weather Blog

3 days ago
Updated Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

TUESDAY UPDATE - Memorial Day Weekend: Previous forecast has changed. Light showers, breezes to 15 mph on Friday. Rain/showers and possibly windy on Saturday (gusts 20-30+ mph, 1/2" of rain). Some light showers on Sunday, then just an isolated shower on Monday. Driest days are Sunday and Monday (Monday looks driest right now). Snow levels […]

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5 days ago
Wet Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Ahead?

Sunday May 22: Generally dry and mild through Wednesday, maybe an isolated shower on Thursday. Last year, Memorial Day was hot and dry with a high of 87. This year, we're going to be cool and showery at times with highs 60-65. Looks like Friday and Sunday will be the wettest with up to 1/3" […]

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May 19, 2022
This weekend nice, Memorial Day not so much 😒

Thurs May 19: Nice & dry for the weekend ahead with plenty of sunshine! Memorial Day holiday weekend's starting to look wet, especially for the first half. This is the time of year when isolated thunderstorms become a concern with any storm systems passing through, so will keep updates going strong over the next week for […]

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May 17, 2022
More sunshine ahead!

Tuesday May 17: More typical May pattern is expected over the next two weeks (more sunshine, less rain). Light rain/showers will develop after 5:00am Wednesday morning, then isolated-scattered showers on Thursday. Total rainfall Wed/Thur less than 1/4". No wind concerns (mostly 10 mph or less). Looking dry Fri-Sun for a change. It seemed every weekend […]

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May 13, 2022
Friday the 13th

Friday May 13th: Sat/Sun not a washout! WOW: check out the images! This week's update of the Drought Monitor continues to show improvement. The past 30 days is the only time this year that we've seen improvement, since Jan-Mar was very dry with far below normal precip. In fact, we've had more rainfall over just the past 30 […]

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May 12, 2022
Rain rain go away!

Thursday May 12: Showers will continue to about midnight, then expect just an isolated shower or two overnight. Tomorrow, Friday, "should" have a dry break during the morning which may possibly extend into the early afternoon. Total additional rainfall around 1/4". Another low pressure system will cause rain and showers to develop again between noon […]

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May 8, 2022
Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there!

As of 11am Sunday, we've recorded 2.19" of rainfall since Thursday. This brings May's total rainfall so far to 2.85". Pretty impressive, considering the entire monthly average is 2.60". Today and Monday will have scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, adding about another 1/4-1/2" of rain to the bucket. Snow levels 2000-2500'. Winds will mostly stay […]

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May 6, 2022
Impressive Late Season Rainfall!

Friday May 6: As of 10am, we've recorded 1.43" of rainfall so far from the series of storm systems that will affect the area through Sunday. About another 1/2-3/4" more is expected through Sunday in the form of showers and isolated thunderstorms. There could be some dry breaks, especially on Sunday. A few showers may […]

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May 4, 2022
May the 4th be with you!

Tuesday May 4th: Mild today - high temps 70-75, much cooler tomorrow. A series of three storm systems will affect the region through Sunday. Expect a total of 1-2" of rainfall. Rain develops 3-5am Thursday with rain/showers continuing through Sunday. Rain could be heavy at times Fri+Sat. This is the time of year when isolated […]

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May 1, 2022
Happy May Day!

May 1: Dry and mild today. High temperatures roller coaster this week. Mid/upper 60's today, near 50 Monday...70 Thursday... Next rain chances: Storm system moves in tonight and Monday morning. Rain will develop 1am-3am and change to showers by mid-morning. Total rainfall around 1/2". Snow level 3500'. This looks like a breezy system - winds […]

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