Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Nightly Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information: Oregon Wildfires ***
We’ll see quite a contrast in the weather across Western Oregon over the next couple of days. A trough of low pressure will sit out over the Pacific for most of the work week sending weak cold fronts at the coastline. Tonight, the first front is starting to hang up along the coast, bringing some light showers for the rest of the night. Inland, clouds will continue to thicken up overnight, starting Tuesday off under foggy skies and lows in the mid 50s.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, we’ll start off cloudy but finish mostly sunny and highs back in the low to mid 80s. Most of the rain (what is out there) will be confined to the coast as high pressure strengthens in the Southwest, pushing the trough back offshore.
Thursday and Friday, there’s a slight chance to bring some isolated showers into the coast range, but the valley should stay dry but we’ll see more clouds start to push inland with the marine layer thickening up each morning. Highs will still be near 80.
The weekend will be a mixed bag as the low will move through the state, bringing more widespread shower chances and cooler temperatures. BUT! It won’t move through until Sunday so as of now, it’s looking dry for both Ducks kickoff at 1pm and Beavers at Reser at 4pm.
Have a great Tuesday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton