Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
It was a warm start Wednesday, and it’s going to be a warm finish as well!
High pressure will be at its strongest today, and several records are in jeopardy of being broken, especially in the southern part of the state. High temperatures will be 5-10° warmer than Tuesday. The valley should reach the mid to upper 80s, the Umpqua Basin the low 90s and the Coast will likely set new records in the low 80s.
Thursday we’ll see a return to on-shore flow at the Coast, which will drop temps to the upper 60s and allow clouds to return to the Coast. The ridge of high pressure moves on Thursday night and Friday which will drop temperatures inland Friday back to the mid 70s.
The next chance for rain though still isn’t until Saturday. We’ll see a trough of low pressure moving through at the end of the week, which will drop highs to the 60s, bring in mostly cloudy skies and chances for a few sprinkles Saturday and showers Sunday.
Have a great day and stay cool!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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