Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
***TWO BULLS FIRE UPDATE: Still 40% containment as of 6pm Wednesday night, with 6,906 acres burning 10 miles NW of Bend. For the latest information: Two Bulls Fire
We’re seeing some changes for the first time in our forecast in almost two weeks as a storm offshore will slowly slide inland tomorrow and Friday. Tonight, clouds will become a little more widespread overnight as the storm approaches, holding into most of Thursday morning with cloudy skies and some light sprinkles/drizzle. Lows will stay fairly mild, only falling into the low 50s by morning.
Showers will be light at best both Thursday and Friday with the coast seeing the first wave mid-morning, inland by lunchtime and into the afternoon. Leftover showers will be on and off with sun breaks on Friday. There’s a slight chance the mountains may see some isolated thunderstorms as well in the afternoons. Highs will be noticeably cooler, in the upper 60s, and hopefully, pollen levels will back down some.
With the cold air rushing in, snow levels will drop briefly down to around 5500 feet, mixing in some slushy snow flakes but not enough to be a big burden on travelers heading over the mountains. Some isolated showers will reach Central Oregon, however, it won’t be enough to really help fire crews.
The rest of the forecast starts to dry out as quickly as Saturday afternoon. The central and north coast might see a few isolated showers on Father’s Day, otherwise, a cloudy start but should see some decent sun for dear old Dad by the afternoon and highs back up in the low 70s.
Have a great Wednesday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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