Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Nightly Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information: Oregon Wildfires ***
As Melissa mentioned this morning, we did see a wee bit of rain overnight into this morning, but things dried out quickly today. While highs weren’t as warm as Tuesday, still low 80s across the board in the valleys. Tonight, the first wave breaking off of a rather impressive cold front will bring light showers mainly along the coast and eventually spread some light showers inland in the overnight hours. Lows will stay very mild and muggy, in the low 60s.
Thursday, a stronger front brings light showers across Western Oregon in the afternoon and early evening. Friday goes back to dry and a quick warm up is set for the weekend.
The holiday weekend is looking to close out summer on a warm note as the jetstream shifts offshore and the warmer air back east heads our way. Expect highs to move back into the upper 80s for Saturday and Sunday. It’s looking dry for both Ducks kickoff at 1pm and Beavers at Reser at 4pm.
Labor Day will likely see scattered showers and some potentially strong thunderstorms in the Cascades. So your BBQ plans are much better for either Saturday or Sunday.
Have a great Thursday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton