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Starting to Cool Down Day by Day

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

New record high temperatures were set across western Oregon Wednesday. Roseburg, North Bend, Portland and Newport all broke their previous high temperature records by climbing into the 80s and 90s. Roseburg was the hottest spot in the state at 97°.

The ridge of high pressure that brought in the heat will begin to slide east today. This will allow high clouds to return with on-shore flow and temperatures will begin to drop. High temperatures will fall to the upper 60s at the Coast, low 80s in the Valley and upper 80s in the Umpqua Basin.

Temperatures will fall another 10 degrees Friday to the mid 70s in the Valley and then back to the 60s this weekend.

We’ll see a trough of low pressure moving through this weekend. This will keep us under mostly cloudy skies and bring chances for a few sprinkles Saturday and showers Saturday night through Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday are both looking dry with highs in the upper 60s.

Have a great day and stay cool!

~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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