Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Sunny today and nice to see the low 80s on the board, the clouds will be back again tomorrow for the start of school for many kids across Western Oregon with a cool start in the low 50s. Enjoy the cooler air for the last day tomorrow because we’ll be looking to set a new all-time record if we can hit 90 degrees by this weekend.
A weak trough will move across the state over the next 24 hours keeping Wednesday mild with a cloudy start but sunny finish and highs in the low 80s. Then high pressure starts to take control and crank up the summertime heat once again. Highs Thursday will be back in the upper 80s, low 90s by Friday and Saturday for the big Duck game against Michigan State. If we hit 90 or higher both days (which we likely will), it’ll set an all-time record for the most 90+ degree days in Eugene. The record is 31 and has stood since 1958!
Early next week, another system swings inland finally cooling things back down and may provide a slight chance for a shower or two. Otherwise, fire crews will be on the ready for any new flames being fanned by the Deception Complex near Oakridge and some of that smoke may work its way into the Willamette Valley both Thursday and Friday.
Have a great Wednesday!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton