Justin’s Weekend Forecast Discussion:
Once again, the stubborn cloud cover kept most of the valley and coast socked in grey and cool in the low 60s. We’ll stay cool and cloudy overnight tonight and likely see some heavy drizzle at times throughout the valley and coast on Saturday morning.
The low finally moves inland this weekend, which will keep the clouds around for both Saturday (the first day of Fall starting at 7:49am by the way!) and Sunday but we should be able to break out some afternoon sun a little easier because the winds will be moving NNE by late Saturday. But I’m not expecting highs to rebound much, staying in the low 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 Saturday and early Sunday.
Pole Creek Wildfire Update:
The Pole Creek wildfire complex is burning more than 24,000 acres near Sisters. It is close to 40% containment but there is a chance for more lightning strikes with isolated thunderstorms expected this weekend. For more information, click here: Pole Creek
Have a great weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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