Justin’s Monday Night Forecast Discussion:
Starting off the first week of fall on a pleasantly quiet note with a sunny afternoon and highs sitting in the upper 70s. Overnight, the fog will fill back in after a weak cold front slides across the state and winds pile in off the ocean.
Tomorrow afternoon, after the clouds break, we’ll get back to a mostly sunny sky and once again, highs will be back into the mid 70s in the valley and upper 70s in the Umpqua. The coast may see some heavy drizzle at times in the morning, but should also see some decent sun breaks by late afternoon.
Midweek, a small ridge of high pressure moves overhead, which should cut off the morning clouds inland and we’ll see afternoon highs bump up just a bit back into the upper 70s in the valley and around 80 in the Umpqua. Going into the weekend, another weak disturbance attempts to dive south into the Northwest, but there’s some questions about how far south it’ll get. So we’ll watch it as we get another day or so closer, but it may not bring more than just some increases in cloud cover for both Friday and Saturday and maybe a light shower out towards the coast.
Otherwise, rain chances are looking pretty slim over the next seven or so days. So get outside and enjoy the sunny days that we still have, remember, the rain will eventually be back!
The Pole Creek wildfire is still burning just outside of Sisters, still more than 25,000 acres but is now around 65% contained. Central Oregon will still likely see a hazy sky over the next couple of days and air quality will be an issue. For the latest information, click here: Pole Creek
Have a great Tuesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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