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Heat Returns This Weekend

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

Brrrr! It was a  chilly start to western Oregon Thursday morning! We dropped to 47°…the coldest we’ve been in 59 days! So is summer over? Not just yet…

We officially have one month until Fall begins on September 22nd. Our average last 90° day in Eugene is September 10th and the record last 90° day is October 5th. Our average high temperature for this time of year is 82° which is exactly where we were yesterday and close to where we’ll be again today.

The jet stream has moved south and has brought a very chilly air mass over Oregon. That’s part of the reason while it was so chilly this morning and why even with sunshine from start to finish, today we’ll stay in the low 80s.

A weak disturbance will roll through western Oregon Friday morning. This will likely increase the cloud cover and bring us chances for drizzle/light rain for the first part of the day. Highs will stay in the low 80s.

High pressure begins to nudge its way back over western Oregon starting Saturday. We’ll may see brief morning clouds, but otherwise mostly sunny and high temperatures will return to the mid 80s for the weekend and upper 80s, if not low 90s for the first half of next week.

Have a great Friday Eve!

~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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