METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
We’ve had two days in a row in the mid 90s and the heat isn’t letting up any time soon!
A very slight trough of low pressure will be to the north of us Tuesday and Wednesday. This will keep our winds out of the northwest which will keep temperatures around 90 on Tuesday and 95 on Wednesday.
At the end of the week we’ll see a strong ridge of high pressure strengthen over the Pacific Northwest while a thermal trough moves in from Northern California. The ridge will keep us clear and warm while the thermal trough makes us sizzle. With east winds and a lot of compressing air, temperatures will climb to near 100 degrees for both Thursday and Friday for the Valley and Umpqua Basin. The southern coast will make it to the low 70s while the north coast will likely see the 80s.
Cooler air will move in for the weekend, dropping temperatures about 10 degrees, but at the same time, thunderstorms will begin to fire up over the Cascades.
Have a great Tuesday and enjoy the “cooler” weather today!
Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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