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Summer Holding On Through The Weekend

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Justin’s Weekend Forecast Discussion:

Once again, summer is not letting go of the Pacific Northwest as highs in Eugene tied an all-time record of 87 that stood for 77 years! Wow. A weak cold front is approaching the coastline tonight so expect to see the morning clouds back as the ocean air gets pushed into the valley and lows drop to around 50 degrees area wide.

Clouds should break up in time for most of Saturday afternoon, with the exception of the coast which will likely stay partly sunny to mostly cloudy all day. Highs (because of the morning clouds) will be a tad cooler, in the upper 70s and low 80s in the Umpqua. The coast will welcome back the familiar morning drizzle as well. Sunday, another high pressure ridge quickly builds across the Northwest and gets us back under sunny skies from coast to the mountains. Highs will rebound back into the low 80s.

Early next week is staying dry with a strong ridge deflecting the next couple of storms,  so expect more summer-like afternoons for both Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, a big trough brushes through the Northern Rockies and while it’ll be too far east to really impact our weather with cold, Canadian air, we’ll get a glancing blow of some cooler air and a couple of very breezy afternoons. Highs should drop back down into the mid to low 70s by Thursday. No rain is in sight though, so we’ll be ending September with only a few hundredths of an inch of rain.

Wildfire Update:

The Pole Creek fire smoke is likely going to sit across Central Oregon for most of the weekend, although the wildfire is now more than 80% contained. The Brush Creek Fire in the Coburg hills has been contained and is burning close to 20 acres.  For the latest information, click here: Pole Creek

 

Have a great weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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