CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
More scattered showers for the rest of Thursday but the thunderstorm threat is a bit less than yesterday because of a little more cloud cover this afternoon. However, we’ll keep a chance for some occasional showers that taper off after sunset and only some light sprinkles left over as we head into Friday. It’ll be mild overnight again with a steady south wind and lows only falling into the mid 40s.
Friday the low generating the showers will move closer to Northern California and the high building off the Washington coast split the jetstream in two, headed north and south of the Northwest. Which, for our weather, generally means quiet and no showers. Even though the valley will see a foggy start, by the afternoon, everyone should be under mostly sunny skies and warm again with highs in the upper 60s. In fact, Saturday may see the warmest temperatures that we’ve seen this calendar year if we hit 69 or higher!
Most of the rain chances should stay south of Western Oregon, but there’s a slight chance some might try and slip into the southern Umpqua
Otherwise, dry and mild weather sticks around through at least Tuesday when shower chances start to move back in. However, there’s no major storm in the models out in the 7-10 day range as of now.
Have a great Tuesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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