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Heat Relief Coming!

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Tuesday Night Weather Discussion from Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton 

Another blazing afternoon across the Willamette Valley and most of Western Oregon with highs well in the mid 90s, with Eugene seeing 96 again which ties the hottest afternoon for the year all within the last five days! Tonight will be humid and warm with lows only dipping into the low 60s and upper 50s. It’ll be another rough sleeping night for folks without A/C. But there’s relief coming in about 24 hours.

Wednesday, the ridge of hot, dry air starts to flatten out enough to kick in a westerly flow. While that’ll only shave off a few degrees for Wednesday’s highs (low to mid 90s), it will start to cool overnight lows back into the 50s.  That along with a weak cold front and upper-level trough will break into the hot, high pressure just enough to pull highs back down into the upper to mid 80s for the Fourth of July. Coastal locales will be about the only spots with night clouds, otherwise, all the other firework displays should be just fine.

Friday and into the weekend, we’ll finally start to see overnight lows back down into the low 50s which will provide much needed relief and cooler air. Mountain thunderstorms are likely starting tomorrow through Thursday. But that’s it for rain chances, high pressure will be back, just not as intense for next week. Even so, expect to see highs back into the upper 80s and low 90s by Tuesday.

Have a great Wednesday!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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