METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
After a week of 90+ degree temps everyday, this next week is going to feel much cooler (although not far from average).
The ridge of high pressure that stuck with all week last week finally broke and moved east. Now we’re seeing a fairly weak jet stream overhead. We’ll continue to see on-shore flow which will bring in the marine clouds in the morning along with cooler Pacific air.
The fog that has settled into the valley should break before lunchtime Monday and highs will climb into the low 80s for the Valley, mid 80s for the Umpqua Basin and mid 60s for the coast with sun breaks later in the day. As this cooler air moves in, thunderstorms are possible for the Cascades as well as central Oregon this afternoon and evening.
Tuesday through Friday will look pretty much the same everyday, it’ll just be a matter of how long the morning clouds stick around. Highs will stay in the upper 70s every day with lows in the upper 40s and low 50s.
By the time the weekend gets here we should see a slight ridge of high pressure move in. This will help to clear out the clouds and bring temperatures into the low to mid 80s for Saturday and Sunday.
Have a great Monday and enjoy the cooler weather!
Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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