Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Tuesday Night Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information: Oregon Wildfires ***
Another day of hot weather and widespread mid 90s, but it all starts to changes tomorrow as a low pressure storm in the upper part of the atmosphere moves into Northern California, firing off more mountain thunderstorms. We’ll start Wednesday on the mild side with lows in the mid 50s and low 60s.
Each of the next couple of days, storms to fire up by the afternoon in the mountains with a stronger push of marine layer each morning in the valleys and at the coast. Some of the thunderstorms may start “dry” meaning no rain but plenty of lightning and likely some strong winds and hail. While the threat of thunderstorms actually reaching the valley is slim, we’ll likely see leftover clouds in the evenings and possibly some light showers overnight as the storms break apart drifting down the western side of the Cascades. With the additional clouds, highs will slowly back off into the upper to mid 80s.
By the weekend, there are some questions about where the location of the low will be. Some models have it sliding up the Oregon coast bringing showers and cloudy skies for most of Western Oregon. Others have it basically gobbled up and gone. If it sticks around (and we’ll know much more on where it’ll head when it get onshore tomorrow), we might be seeing our first real rain chances since late June!
Have a great Wednesday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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