Although we’re not seeing a specific “storm” move through today, we do have a trough of low pressure moving over the Pacific Northwest. This means the jet stream has moved south and we’re seeing colder air moving in which destabilizes the atmosphere (aka, makes it stormy). For western Oregon we’ll continue to see scattered showers going today along with potential thunderstorms. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 50s.
Saturday is on track to start out dry, although another front will move in late in the day. This will bring back scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies from Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Highs will stay in the mid 50s.
A ridge of high pressure is shaping up to dry us out Monday through Thursday of next week. This will bring back mostly sunny skies, dry weather and likely the warmest weather we’ve seen so far in 2014! Monday we’ll still be in the 60s, but for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we’ll be in the mid to upper 70s!
Have a great weekend! ~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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