Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Records falling today as Portland, North Bend, Roseburg, and Newport all hit record highs. In fact, Newport’s record of 78 held for 102 years! Clear skies going into tonight with evening temps in the 60s and clear overnight with lows only falling into the low 50s and upper 40s.
Thursday will see some changes as on-shore flow is pushing along the coast, cooling highs back down into the mid 60s. The marine clouds should also arrive in the valleys Friday morning and finally break the summer-like heat. Friday will also be the transition day for everyone as highs will fall back into the 70s. Thunderstorms may also be possible over the next couple of days for mainly the mountains as the upper level winds turn more southwesterly.
Heading into the weekend, the storms return with showers Saturday afternoon and evening and on and off all day Sunday. As you might guess, the cool ocean air also will also be back, chopping highs back into the low 60s! Even the mountains will go from 70s and sunny to a wintry mix on Sunday with snow levels falling to 5500 feet. But it’ll be a quick cooldown, as indications are we’ll see high pressure back and sunny by midweek next week.
Have a great Wednesday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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