Justin’s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion:
High pressure aloft still is keeping the sunny afternoons in play but with the low pressure system inching closer to the Oregon coastline, we’ll keep those morning clouds around for the rest of the week and into the weekend. The on-shore flow is fairly strong into the Valley so highs will continue to hold around average in the mid to upper 70s, pretty pleasant for this time of year.
The weekend forecast has a few question marks courtesy of the low and when it’ll move inland. Best indications are sometime Saturday. As it shifts inland, we’ll see an increase in the clouds extending into some of the afternoon hours for both Saturday and Sunday. Highs this weekend will likely sit in the low to mid 70s. Duck fans will need an extra layer for a 7:30 pm kickoff against Arizona. Second half temps will fall into the upper 50s quickly.
Another item to watch for is the southerly winds moving around the low may fire up some late weekend thunderstorms in the mountains. Best chance for that will be on Saturday and Sunday. Most will stay in Central Oregon but we may see one or two slip into the Valley late Sunday.
Pole Creek Wildfire Update:
The Pole Creek wildfire complex is burning more than 22,000 acres near Sisters. Central Oregon residents should expect a poor air quality and smoky conditions. For more information, click here: Pole Creek
Have a great Thursday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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