Justin’s Monday Night Forecast Discussion:
Overnight tonight, we’ll stay mostly clear until just before dawn when the valley fog will fill in. So with the cold air behind the front earlier today and no clouds, we’ll cool down into the low 40s and maybe a few upper 30s. Freeze warnings are up for Central Oregon as they’ll bottom out in the low 30s and upper 20s!
Tuesday will slowly warm up into the mid 70s with plenty of sunshine as a high pressure ridge will be barreling towards the Northwest. With one system leaving (cold front) and another (high pressure) approaching, we’ll see a very breezy afternoon. Winds at the coast will likely top 30-35 mph at times, and we’ll see a breezy but sunny afternoon inland.
By midweek, temperatures warm into the mid 80s and even warmer, into the upper 80s to near 90 by Thursday! It’ll be quite a contrast to the low 70s we’ve sat at for the past few days. In addition to the heat, easterly winds will help smoke from the Pole Creek wildfire burning near Sisters drift into the valley. It may make for a couple of smoky afternoons for the Willamette Valley.
We’ll slowly cool off as we go into the weekend with morning clouds and afternoon sun and highs back down into the lower 80s.
Central Oregon Wildfire Update:
The Pole Creek wildfire complex is burning close to 2000 acres about 8 miles SW of Sisters. As of Monday evening, there is zero containment of the fire, however, surrounding campgrounds have been evacuated as a precaution. For more information, click here: Pole Creek
Have a great Tuesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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