Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Monday Night Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information including evacuation info for Douglas Complex: Oregon Wildfires
A quiet day today with morning clouds and afternoon sun and highs in the low to mid 80s. Tonight, attention shifts to the upper level low that is off the Washington coast and will likely trigger more thunderstorms and potential lightning.
The low will start to swing across the state tomorrow and the ingredients are all in place for thunderstorms: moisture, lift, a trigger (the storm itself) and sunshine to create some instability. The best shot for thunderstorms will be in the Cascades late afternoon and evening. Some of the storms may be strong with hail, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Late night into Thursday, the leftovers from those storms may bring some isolated showers for the valley. Highs will fall back into the upper 70s for both Thursday and Friday, but the stormy weather will shift into Central and Eastern Oregon.
By the weekend, high pressure starts to take hold once again, and it’s back to sunny and dry with highs back up in the upper 80s and low 90s.
Have a great Wednesday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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