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Cooler for Labor Day Weekend

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

It was back to 95° Wednesday in Eugene.  This was the 29th time we’ve been above 90° this summer. Typically we only hit 90° about 15 times, if we see  just 3 more days at 90° or above that would set a new record in Eugene. One of those may happen today.

We’ll be close to 90° again today. High pressure is still in control and keeping western Oregon quite toasty. As of 9 a.m. we’re trending only three degrees cooler than yesterday, but should finish out about 5 degrees cooler this afternoon. The coast will be cooler with on-shore flow and mostly cloudy skies, highs there will stay in the 60s.

This ridge of high pressure is beginning to weaken and slide east. As this happens we’ll see more 0n-shore flow and morning clouds return to most of western Oregon Friday. Highs will drop to the low to mid 80s.

We’ll continue to cool down as we head into the weekend. In fact, a trough of low pressure is on it’s way for Saturday and Sunday which would cool us down to the upper 70s and low 80s with a slight chance of light rain, mainly for the northern Willamette Valley and northern Coast.

Have a great day!

~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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