Clear skies and calm winds helped temperatures drop this morning to the upper 30s for the southern Willamette Valley. Dense fog formed just before sunrise, but won’t stay for long as high pressure will clear us out this afternoon. We should end up with a sunny afternoon, also dry and warm with highs in the low 70s.
The ridge of high pressure that has been blocking the Pacific Northwest from any major storm activity is moving south quickly. Today will be the last day with this protection.
When we wake up Friday, we’ll be waking up to a whole new season. The first in a series of fronts will roll in Friday afternoon. The first one will actually be pretty weak by the time it gets here, and we’re going to miss the brunt of it. The coast will be the first to see rain Friday mid morning, followed by the valley Friday afternoon. Showers from this storm will continue Saturday morning, but most of Saturday afternoon is looking dry. High temperatures will drop to the 60s Friday, where they will stay through the weekend.
The second storm will move in Sunday. This one is looking much stronger than the first and will likely keep us soggy through late Monday.
Soak up the sun today!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey