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Nothing but Blue Skies

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

If you liked yesterday you’re going to love today! We started the day with clear skies and temps in the mid 50s and with sunshine through sunset, we’ll likely climb to the upper 80s.

We’re under zonal flow, which is when high pressure is to the south of us and low pressure is to the north. The jet stream shoots in right off from the Pacific, this time into western Washington, which means fairly mild weather for us here in western Oregon.

Highs will stay in the upper 80s and low 90s in the Willamette Valley/Umpqua Basin through Wednesday. The coast will be in the low 70s Monday and upper 60s Tuesday and Wednesday.

Starting Wednesday we’ll see an area of low pressure move into southern Oregon. This will bring back thundershowers to the Cascades and Central Oregon, but should all stay south and east of Western Oregon.

What we will see in western Oregon is a return of on-shore flow, meaning the morning clouds will be back. Highs will drop to the mid 80s Thursday and then low 80s Friday – Monday. There’s a slight chance that we could see some light rain Friday morning if thunderstorms move far enough west overnight.

Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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