Cool Start to the Week

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Hurricane Isaac continues its trek toward the Gulf Coast and is expected to make landfall near New Orleans late Tuesday. Strong winds, heavy rain, storm surges, thunderstorms and tornadoes are all a threat to southern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.  For the latest details on the track and intensity from the National Hurricane Center click here:  ISAAC

Mild weather continues across western Oregon as the jet stream has dropped south and a deep trough of low pressure is sitting just off shore. Our weather is also being affected by an area of low pressure that is near Vancouver Island.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies Tuesday, but temperatures will stay in the upper 70s with the cool weather overhead.

By Wednesday this storm will begin to move inland. It’s weak enough and we’re far enough south of it that mostly cloudy skies and some light drizzle will be all that we see. The coast and north valley have better chances at seeing light rain showers. High temperatures will drop to the mid 70s.

The jet stream will head back north at the end of the week and our skies will clear. Thursday will be a transition day with morning clouds and afternoon sunshine. Friday through Labor Day you can expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Have a great Tuesday!
Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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