Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Expect a rapid drop off in temperatures tonight, we’ll quickly fall into the 30s after sunset, and sit below freezing for most of the night tonight. Once again, lows will dive into the low 20s early Saturday morning, so its another round of frost on the ground, cars, and just about everything else. Clear skies overall tonight with some patchy fog in the valleys and thicker fog again for the Umpqua valley.
Saturday and Sunday will remain chilly with highs in the mid to low 40s. In addition, the inversion (read: cold air trapped under the warm air above the ground) will get stronger in the valley. That means fog re-froming in the valley and it may be pretty thick at times, especially on Sunday. Otherwise, the sunny, dry weather will continue at the coast, where temps will be noticeably warmer in the mid to upper 50s and mild in the 40s across the mountains.
Next week, temperatures slowly start to warm overnight, back above freezing for lows by Tuesday and highs back into the low 50s. However, the clouds move back in with a low pressure system approaching just before Thanksgiving. Right now, weather models are pushing the storm into Northern California, which would mean a dry Thanksgiving holiday for Western Oregon. However, its still a week out, so we’ll have to watch its progression through the weekend.
Have a great weekend!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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