Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
What a summer! We went 50 days without any measurable rainfall in Eugene. August 16th brought a whopping .01″ of rainfall, before that you have to go back to June 26th to find any rain.
The next 7-day stretch will likely be dry as well. We’re under zonal flow, which is when high pressure is to the south of us and low pressure is to the north. The jet stream shoots in right off from the Pacific, this time into western Washington, which means fairly mild weather for us here in western Oregon.
Highs Monday – Wednesday will be in the upper 80s and low 90s in the Willamette Valley/Umpqua Basin and the upper 60s/low 70s along the coast.
Starting Wednesday we’ll see an area of low pressure move into southern Oregon. This will bring back thundershowers to the Cascades and Central Oregon, but should all stay south and east of Western Oregon.
What we will see in western Oregon is a return of on-shore flow, meaning the morning clouds will be back. Highs will drop to the low to mid 80s Thursday – Sunday, but we’ll stay mostly sunny and dry.
Have a great Monday!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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