Justin’s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion:
Clear skies going into the overnight hours and with no clouds, we’ll cool down into the low 40s so not as cold as this morning but still a jacket for early risers (including the kiddies) will be needed.
Tomorrow should be the warmest day of the week as high pressure aloft along with the warm air bubble over us will pump highs into the upper 80s and likely low 90s. The coast will likely see sunny skies too, but mid 60s as opposed to the 70s like today. The marine clouds will creep northward as the winds turn southerly and be back by late tomorrow afternoon. Friday is the transition day with south-southwest winds spilling some cooler ocean air back into the region. The coast will stay partly sunny while we’ll still be sunny inland, not as hot with highs back down into the mid 80s.
We’ll slowly cool off as we go into the weekend with morning clouds and afternoon sun and highs back down into the lower 80s. However, we don’t appear to be done with summer weather just yet. A peek into next week shows a strong rise in the jet stream into Western Canada. As long as high pressure keeps the jet well north of the Northwest, we keep things warm, so I’d expect to see the 80s well into next week.
Central Oregon Wildfire Update:
The Pole Creek wildfire complex is burning close to 4300 acres about 8 miles SW of Sisters. As of this evening, there is less than 10% containment of the fire. Southerly winds should start to clear out the valley and Bend/Redmond area from the hazy conditions. For more information, click here: Pole Creek
Have a great Thursday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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