Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Thursday Night Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information: Oregon Wildfires ***
Quite a wake up call for Eugene and Springfield this morning with a thunderstorm cranking the thunder and lightning creating power outages for parts of Springfield. Tonight there is another slight chance to see some “leftover” showers and yes, even a thunderstorm move through parts of Western Oregon. As before, most will stay in the mountains, but it will stay soupy outside, humid and mild in the mid to upper 50s overnight.
Friday the weather quiets down (for the most part) as the low pressure center lifts in to Washington. We should be able to clear some of the thicker leftover clouds by the afternoon, leaving partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 80s.
Lots happening around the valley this weekend including Eugene Celebration and in Albany, the ATI Air and Art Festival. Both Saturday and Sunday will start off overcast with a thick marine layer, but should clear to partial sunshine by the afternoons. Highs will be cooler with the ocean air, likely holding in the upper 70s. The coast will stay cloudy most of the weekend with a slight chance for some mountain thunderstorms again as bits of energy break off of the low in the Pacific and move across the state.
Have a great Friday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton