METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Today was the second cloudy start in a row, a pattern that we can get used to as we head into the fall season. The dog days of summer are over and Oregon’s mild fall is settling in. Fall officially begins Saturday at 7:49 a.m.
The marine layer is going to be a force to be reckoned with this week. The clouds were back early this morning, and actually helped to keep us a bit warmer overnight. I still expect these clouds to retreat to the coast for the second half of the day. High temperatures should finish out right about average for this time of year, in the mid 70s.
Friday the clouds will be even more persistent as an area of low pressure nears the coast. Sun breaks rather than blue sky will be the case which will also drop temperatures to the lower end of the 70s. The Coast and Cascades could see some drizzle from these clouds, the rest of us should stay dry.
This area of low pressure will also affect our weather through the weekend. The clouds will stick around most of the day Saturday and highs in the low 70s. The clouds should break mid day Sunday and highs will return to the mid 70s.
As this low passes through, there is also a chance for thunder showers over the Cascades and in central Oregon both Saturday and Sunday.
Have a great Thursday!