The ridge of high pressure that brought in the heat early this week moved east last night allowing a weak cold front to push into western Oregon. This front brought in the extra cloud cover and a few showers early in the day. Eugene picked up .02″ of rain between 2 and 6 a.m.
The front is now moving east and high pressure is quickly moving in behind it. This will once again clear out the clouds while keeping us dry and warm. Highs will make it back to the mid 60s in the Valley, upper 60s in the Umpqua Basin and mid to upper 50s along the Coast.
We reach 70 degrees and above in Eugene an average of 4 times in April. We’ve already hit 70+ three times this year and we have good chances of being that warm again this weekend.
High temperatures will slowly climb back to the upper 60s and low 70s by Saturday and Sunday under mostly sunny skies. The next chance for rainfall is not until Monday when this high pressure moves east, but even then it’s just a chance for showers with otherwise mostly cloudy skies and highs closer to normal in the upper 50s and low 60s.
Have a great day! ~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
Do you have a weather question you’ve always wanted to ask a meteorologist? Now’s your chance! Submit your questions here, and I might answer them on air.