Justin’s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion:
Another quick cool down tonight under mainly clear skies. Because the lows should fall into the low 40s, we’ll likely see some light AM fog in the valley as the temperature reaches the dew point (which is what forms fog by the way). We should be able to rebound quickly tomorrow with high pressure sitting directly overhead with highs returning to a late summer feel, in the low to mid 80s. The coast will still be under the marine influence, thus low to mid 60s.
Going into the weekend, another weak disturbance attempts to dive south into the Northwest, but with the ridge in its way, it should just push the marine air back to the coast by late Friday. Any rain with it will be long broken up offshore. That being the case, we’ll end up with morning clouds and afternoon sun through the weekend and highs still warmer than the fall average, in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Early next week is staying dry with a strong ridge deflecting some monster storms that have been pounding Southern Alaska recently. However, and this is a BIG question mark right now, a storm looks to be brewing around the Wednesday/Thursday time frame. If it continues to hold in the weather models, that’ll be our first healthy looking storm of Fall. We’ll keep watch on that scenario.
The Pole Creek wildfire is still burning just outside of Sisters, still more than 25,000 acres but is now around 80% contained. The Level-2 precautionary evacuation notice has been lifted for residents in that area. Central Oregon will still likely see a hazy sky over the next couple of days and air quality will be an issue. For the latest information, click here: Pole Creek
Have a great Thursday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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