Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Nightly Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information: Oregon Wildfires ***
Some decent showers on and off throughout the day resulting in about a .10″ of an inch of rain for Eugene. Tonight, a few sprinkles otherwise most of the showers will push north into Washington and B.C. late tonight. We’re still keeping a strong SW push with the jetstream winds so it’ll be another muggy night with lows only falling into the low 60s for Friday AM. Speaking of Friday, high pressure start to move back into Western Oregon and we’ll see a clean sunny afternoon with some morning marine clouds. Highs will again sit in the low 80s.
The holiday weekend is looking to close out summer on a warm note as the jetstream shifts offshore and the warmer air back east heads our way. Expect highs to move back into the upper 80s for Saturday and Sunday. It’s looking dry and ample sunshine for both Ducks kickoff at 1pm and Beavers at Reser at 4pm.
Labor Day will likely see scattered showers and some potentially strong thunderstorms in the Cascades. So your BBQ plans are much better for either Saturday or Sunday. The rain showers Monday look light overall with the mountains seeing the most action: plenty of moisture, low offshore, and some sunshine will be the reciepe for strong isolated thunderstorms. Tuesday through late week, things quiet down once again and we’re back to more of the same with the jetstream pulling up from the south and marine clouds mainly confined to the coast. Highs will sit in the mid to low 80s.
Have a great Friday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton