A Slightly Warm Feel To Fall

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Justin’s Tuesday Night Forecast Discussion:

Going into tonight with clear skies and we’ll see things cool down fast after midnight. In fact, because of the clear skies, valley fog will re-form for a few hours before sunrise on Wednesday. Lows may also dip close to 40 inland and maybe a few upper 30s sprinkled throughout the valley as well.

Tomorrow and Thursday , a small ridge of high pressure moves overhead, which should cut off the morning clouds inland and we’ll see afternoon highs bump up just a bit back into the low to mid 80s by Thursday. I do expect some morning clouds to return by Friday as the ridge flattens out a bit and we return to a more zonal, or west to east, flow. That’ll push the marine clouds back at the coast and spill some of the ocean air into the valley so highs likely cooling a bit back into the upper 70s.

Going into the weekend, another weak disturbance attempts to dive south into the Northwest, but there’s some questions about how far south it’ll get. Most of our weather models are clipping the storm off so it stays well north of Oregon. That being the case, we’ll end up with morning clouds and afternoon sun through the weekend and highs still warmer than the fall average, in the upper 70s and low 80s.

Otherwise, rain chances are looking pretty slim over the next seven or so days. So get outside and enjoy the sunny days that we still have, remember, the rain will eventually be back!

Wildfire Update:

The Pole Creek wildfire is still burning just outside of Sisters, still more than 25,000 acres but is now around 65% contained. Central Oregon will still likely see a hazy sky over the next couple of days and air quality will be an issue. For the latest information, click here: Pole Creek


Have a great Wednesday!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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