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Frosty Temperature Will Soon Ease

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The South Willamette Valley has experienced record setting lows this past week.

The area hasn’t felt anything this low since the early 1970s. With recorded temperatures reaching minus  10, some residents are fearful that the current frost will continue. Meteorologist Matthew Cullen is with the National Weather Service in Portland.

“Temperatures will gradually be increasing. So we’re still going to be on the cold side for the next few days, but will gradually coming back towards where we should be, kind of normal for this time of year.”

Cullen says the evening temperatures will begin to rise as the week progresses. Day time temperatures should reach the mid-40s. Freezing rain and sleet is expected by Wednesday in the valley, but will become rain as temperatures warm.

For more weather in your area, visit the National Weather Service.