METEOROLOGIST MARISA WOLOSZYN’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Thursday was another day stuck in the fog for communities in the Valley and Basin, keeping high temperatures in the mid 30s. Both the coast and central Oregon saw plenty of sunshine today, allowing highs to reach the mid 50s and mid 40s, respectively.
Onshore flow will increase Friday, cooling temperatures a degree or two along the coast. For inland areas fog coverage will be similar to Thursday morning with only a slight chance for some sunshine in the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the mid 50s along the coast and near 40 degrees inland.
The high pressure ridge that has kept us dry the past week, remains over us through the weekend. This will keep the air stagnate and air pollutants increased again. You can check out the expected Air Quality Index (AQI) at LRAPA.
The ridge begins to breakdown next week and the next system approaches Wednesday. This system doesn’t look too impressive now, but another system is right on its heals Thursday. Because of this scenario and a few other factors, we’ll see more clouds Wednesday with an isolated shower chance and scattered showers on Thursday.
Have a Fantastic Friday!
Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn