Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
We were treated Tuesday afternoon to a few hours of sunshine before the clouds and fog returned. A weak cold front moved through western Oregon late Tuesday night. This brought in clouds to most of western Oregon and even some light rain to the north Coast. Astoria picked up 0.06″, the most of anyone in the state.
That front is long gone now and although we’re starting with some fog in the valley Wednesday, it’s no where as dense as other days this week. A thermal trough will develop along the south coast this afternoon which will cause strong east winds to develop for Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. This is our best bet for seeing clear skies in the valley once the morning fog clears. Highs will warm up a touch in the valley with the extra sunshine, we should make it to the mid 40s inland. The coast will stay completely clear and highs will return to the 60s.
Although high pressure will stick with us through at least the middle part of next week, the east winds will weaken Friday. This means it’s back to dense fog in the valley for the weekend and early next week. Highs will fall to the upper 30s and low 40s.
Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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