Justin’s Thursday Night Forecast Discussion:
Great day for late summer lovers as we reached the low and even mid 80s for the day today. Cooling quick again tonight but we’ll sit a few degrees warmer in the mid 40s than last night so we should hold off on the morning clouds as we’ll stay above the dewpoint.
Tomorrow and Saturday, a weak cold front will push across the region. But it won’t have much more influence than just pushing the marine air back to the coast and eventually on Saturday across the Willamette valley. That being the case, we’ll end up with morning clouds and afternoon sun through the weekend and highs still warmer than the fall average, in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Early next week is staying dry with a strong ridge deflecting some monster storms that have been pounding Southern Alaska recently, so expect more summer-like afternoons for both Monday and Tuesday. Midweek, a big trough brushes through the Eastern end of both Washington and Oregon. We won’t see any rain chances with this system, but it does look like it’ll give us our first good shot of colder, Canadian air this Fall. Meaning highs may fall into the low 70s and maybe upper 60s by week’s end!
The Pole Creek wildfire is still burning just outside of Sisters, still more than 25,000 acres but is now around 80% contained. The Level-2 precautionary evacuation notice has been lifted for residents in that area. 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 Friday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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