Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Nightly Forecast Discussion:
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I hope you’re ready for some real summer-like heat this week! A stout upper-level ridge of high pressure is setting up shop across the Pacific Northwest for the next couple of days. This means a strong offshore push and cloudless skies. Highs starting tomorrow will push into the low 90s across Western Oregon, so make sure the kids have their summer gear on headed back to school for the first day in Eugene. The coast will also see plenty of sun with highs jumping into the mid 70s on Tuesday.
Overnights will stay very mild with many spots only cooling down to the low 60s and upper 50s. Wednesday will be the hottest day with highs approaching the mid 90s in spots, although, most of the record highs for Eugene for the next few days are in the upper 90s. By Friday, the winds switch and onshore flow should start to cool things back down into the upper and mid 80s by the weekend.
There’s a chance to see some isolated thunderstorms pop up over the Cascades on Sunday and Monday, but even there, highs will be warm in the low 80s for the next few days. Models try to break the heat by early next week with a low eventually moving through but we’ll fine tune the timing of the cooloff once we get a little closer to the end of the week. Be ready to crank up the A/C again!
Have a great Friday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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