Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Tuesday Night Forecast Discussion:
A welcome surprise of clouds through most of the morning, then a few light sprinkles moving across Western Oregon today! All courtesy of an upper-level low spinning up the coastline providing some elevated thunderstorm potential late this afternoon and evening. Conditions have quieted down for the most part tonight and we’ll go into early Wednesday with some patchy cloud batches and clear skies. By morning, just about all of Western Oregon will be sitting under the marine clouds again, which should pull lows back down into the low 50s.
Wednesday will also see sunny skies by the afternoon and with the influence of the marine air, highs will again sit comfortable in the mid 80s. The thunderstorm threat should be minimal as the low should have been gobbled up by the stronger low pressure center in the Central Pacific. Even so, Red Flag Warnings are in effect for most of central and eastern Oregon. Click here for the details on the warnings.
Going into Thursday and Friday, high pressure creeps back in from the Northern Rockies, bringing back upper 80s and low 90s going into the weekend. Speaking of the weekend, there’s not much in the way of change coming, so expect the hot weather to stick well into next week.
Have a great Wednesday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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