Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion:
How about another day of mid 90s across the valleys!? It was hot again as high pressure continues to keep a hotbox of a forecast over most of the Pacific Northwest. Even the overnight hours are cooling very slowly, still in the 70s at midnight tonight, and falling only into the mid 50s by daybreak.
Thursday will again be hot but think low 90s vs mid 90s for the valley, still mid 90s in the Umpqua and the coast, still the best place to cool off, with highs in the mid to low 60s. Friday we finally start to see some movement in the ridge, flattening out just a tad, increasing the onshore flow. I’m going to say that we’ll still hit 90 for Friday but that should be the last day of really hot weather.
Turning towards the weekend, a low pressure center will SLOWLY start to drop in from the Gulf of Alaska bringing back morning clouds for valley residents and chop highs back into the mid to upper 80s. So slightly cooler days will be here for the weekend rush at the fairgrounds. Still dry and no rain for the foreseeable future.
Have a great Thursday!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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