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Some Rain Down Yonder In The 7-Day?

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:  

***TWO BULLS FIRE UPDATE: Still 0% containment as of 9pm Sunday night, with 6180 acres burning 10 miles NW of Bend. For the latest information on evacuation orders and contact information including info on the public meeting tomorrow night at 6pm at Bend High School: Two Bulls Fire    6-8 Two Bulls Fire

Tonight will be mostly clear with the exception of the coast where the low clouds will move back onshore and possibly a few spots in the valley for an hour or two in the early morning. Lows tonight will again settle into the  low 50s.

We’re finally starting to see some minor changes in our 7-day forecast. Namely, a slow cool off into the later part of the week which is in response to the ridge of high pressure (that’s kept us warm and sunny for two weeks) flattening out. We’ll start to see small storms move through the region. The first couple on Monday night and Tuesday will likely just bring a slight chance for showers along the north coast. The morning clouds will get thicker and more widespread on Tuesday.

By Thursday and Friday, clouds are back and a weak cold front will bring a light chance of showers mainly in the afternoon and evening. Same for Friday as the leftovers move across the state. Now, neither of these systems will be very strong so many spots, likely in the Umpqua and south coast might not see any rain at all. Highs will cool off as well, back down into the upper 60s and low 70s.

Another weak ripple comes through on Sunday, same deal as the others, very weak and just a slight chance for showers to end the weekend. Fire conditions will remain very sensitive this week and likely for the rest of the summer.

Have a great Sunday night!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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