METEOROLOGIST MARISA WOLOSZYN’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
The high pressure ridge in control of our weather Friday and Saturday flattened out Sunday, due to the jetstream’s movement to the south. The jetstream is now focused directly on the Pacific Northwest taking clouds and showers into Washington and northern Oregon. For us in western Oregon, we’ve seen the clouds increase Sunday because of this. Aside from the clouds and less sunshine, high temperatures still made it into the upper 50s and low 60s.
This flat ridge and jetstream location will remain in place throughout the week. This means we’ll continuously keep clouds across the area as systems ride along the jetstream and into Washington and northern Oregon. A few light showers may make there way along the northern coast, Willamette Valley, and the Cascade foothills, but all showers will be light and short lived.
High temperatures will still remain above average this week. High will be in the mid to upper 50s along the coast, near 60 degrees in the valley, and mid 60s for the Umpqua Basin.
The next chance of rain will be late Friday into next weekend, but as of now the system isn’t looking too impressive.
Have a great Week!
Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn