Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information including evacuation info for Douglas Complex: Oregon Wildfires
Some strong thunderstorms rolled through the Cascades today with hail, strong winds and plenty of lightning strikes. Overnight, most of the thunderstorms will weaken to showers, mainly in the foothills, although we can’t rule out one or two making into into the valley early Thursday morning. Either way, we’ll have seen absolutely NO rain for the entire month of July in Eugene. The last time that happened was back in 2003, and then a ways back, in 1967.
The low will continue to swing across the state Thursday with again, the best shot for thunderstorms in the Cascades late afternoon and evening. Some of the storms may be strong with hail, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Most of tomorrow’s stormy weather will shift into Central and Eastern Oregon. Expect a cloudy start and a likely cloudy finish for the coast and only some sun breaks for the inland valleys. Highs will again be below normal in the mid to lower 70s.
Friday we’ll see some additional afternoon sunshine but with the low still moving east, highs again will be cool, in the upper 70s. 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 Thursday!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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