Justin’s Weekend Forecast Discussion:
Clear skies going into the overnight hours and with no clouds, we’ll cool down into the mid 40s and likely see some valley fog early after sunrise, and thicker marine clouds along the coastline.
We’ll slowly cool off as we go into the weekend with morning clouds and afternoon sun and highs back down into the lower 80s. However, we don’t appear to be done with summer weather just yet. A peek into next week shows a strong rise in the jet stream into Western Canada. As high pressure once again turns the winds offshore on Monday, we’ll see highs rise back into the upper 80s, and maybe close to 90. Most of next week will stay sunny and warmer than average for this time of year (78 degrees). Even when we hit the official first day of Fall next Saturday, we may be seeing highs holding in the mid 80s!
No rain is expected though for the extended period and that will keep the fire season roaring with High fire conditions for the Willamette and Umpqua national forests, and Extremely dangerous conditions out in Central Oregon, where the Pole Creek fire is burning strong.
Central Oregon Wildfire Update:
The Pole Creek wildfire complex is burning close to 5600 acres about 8 miles SW of Sisters. As of this evening, there is less than 10% containment of the fire. Southerly winds should push the smoke back into the Bend/Redmond area. Residents should expect a poor air quality and hazy conditions. For more information, click here: Pole Creek
Have a great weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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