CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
The high pressure ridge regains control tomorrow, moving north and east, keeping the entire NW on a sunny and warm track for the weekend. Also, the warm air drawn in from California (the thermal trough) will move quickly across Western Oregon. That will mean another round of early summer-like weather for us through most of the weekend. Highs will climb into the low 80s for both Saturday and Sunday. Spots in the Umpqua may again climb into the mid 80s this weekend!
A cut-off low meanders into California by next week and is looking more and more like it’ll play into our weather by next Monday and Tuesday. What that will mean is probably some bands breaking off the low, bringing some thicker clouds and some triggers for isolated thunderstorms early in the week. We’ll watch where they’ll set up but its looking like more and more we’ll be dealing with some boomers Monday but maybe as early as Sunday evening in southern parts of the state. Highs will cool back down into the low 70s with some morning clouds and not as dry.
Have a great weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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