Cooling Off This Weekend

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

Eugene topped out at 96° Tuesday, setting a new record. The previous record was 94° which was set 30 years ago in 1984. This was also the 28th 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.

We shouldn’t have a problem getting past 90° again today. High pressure is still in control and keeping western Oregon quite toasty. As of 10 a.m. we’re trending only one degree cooler than yesterday. I’m expecting a high temperature of about 93° in Eugene and 96° in Roseburg. The coast will be cooler with on-shore flow and mostly cloudy skies, highs there will stay in the 60s.

Starting Thursday this ridge of high pressure will begin to weaken and slide east. As this happens we’ll see more 0n-shore flow, morning clouds and our highs will return to the 80s for both Thursday and Friday.

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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