Justin’s Thursday Night Forecast Discussion:
Overnight tonight, expect clear skies and another nice, mild start for the inland valleys in the low to mid 50s. The coast will welcome the marine clouds back late tonight and likely for most of the day again tomorrow.
High pressure aloft is keeping the jet stream well north of Oregon which allows for the warmer air to continue to make Friday finish in the upper 80s and possibly a few areas touching 90! The coast will be cooler as the marine clouds will hug the beaches for the next few days, producing highs in the low 60s and upper 50s.
Morning clouds will be back by the weekend as the ridge breaks down slowly and the jetstream returns to a more westerly push. The good news is while the morning clouds will be back, Saturday’s Duck and Beaver home games will be pleasant in the low to mid 80s and plenty of sunshine.
By Sunday, a strong trough of low pressure pushes the jet stream back down into the Northwest, giving us a westerly flow to the air. That’ll bring in the cooler Pacific air and slice afternoon highs back into the mid 70s for a refreshing end to the weekend. The cool air will stick around through early week, in fact, Monday will almost feel very fall-like with highs only reaching the low 70s! It’ll be short-lived as high pressure rebuilds and we’ll return to the 80s by midweek.
Atlantic Hurricane Update:
Tropics remain active with two hurricanes: LESLIE and MICHAEL. Both are situated well offshore in the Central Atlantic and forecast to re-curve back into the Northern Atlantic by the weekend. Details on both storms are here: National Hurricane Center
Have a great Friday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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