CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Another round of isolated thunderstorms heading into Monday night, but similar to Sunday, most of the coverage will be in Douglas County, southward. In addition, the marine layer is on the move, blanketing the beaches tonight and some spilling inland for early Tuesday morning. Lows tonight will slowly fall again into the low 40s with a slight chance for some isolated sprinkles to a passing shower down south.
There’s a low pressure center off the coast of Northern California driving the showers in and it will slowly move inland over the next couple of days, thus the coverage of t-storms will be less and less for Western Oregon. Tomorrow and Wednesday, the onshore winds will help cool afternoon highs down into the 70s and bring back some much needed moisture areawide. Expect to see morning clouds in the valley with afternoon sun over the next couple of days, while the coast will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy.
By Thursday, the low is gone and high pressure aloft will start to move the temperatures back to near 80 by Friday and likely low 80s on Saturday. There’s a chance an actual cold front might move through, bringing the first rain chances in some time late Sunday, but I’m not holding my breath that it’ll make it through all the hot, dry air that will be just offshore. We’ll watch and wait.
Have a great Tuesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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