Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Nightly Forecast Discussion:
Another toasty afternoon across Western Oregon with highs again pushing to near 90 for Eugene, low 90s in the Umpqua and record setting heat from Salem north to Portland. An interesting side note is that the SW winds pushed cooler marine air across the valley late afternoon dropping the temperature from 89 to 83 within an hour! Tonight will be muggy and mild again with clear skies and lows in the upper 50s.
The south coast will see the return of a thicker marine layer and cool things off just a bit back into the mid 60s tomorrow through Saturday. Inland, Thursday and Friday, the morning clouds will return briefly as winds will switch to a more SW flow, but highs will still be warm in the upper 80s. Duck fans headed to Autzen for the 12:30p kickoff against Tennessee will be mostly sunny and in the low 80s.
There’s a chance to see some isolated thunderstorms pop up over Western Oregon on Sunday and Monday as cooler air spills in with an area of low pressure bringing a much needed (and deserved) cooldown for most of next week.
Have a great Thursday!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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