Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Tonight will be clear overnight and the only spot that should see clouds will likely be the coastline for early Sunday. Some valley areas may see a little early cloud cover but for the most part, it’ll be another sunny start to finish the weekend. Lows tonight will again settle into the upper 40s and low 50s.
The high pressure ridge continues to push storms north of the Pacific Northwest and the only influence (so to speak) that we’re seeing is the morning clouds at the coast and a breeze into the afternoon. With conditions as dry as they are and we’re in the throngs of grass pollen explosion, as you might expect, pollen counts will remain ridiculously high.
Additionally, the jetstream is still pointed WNW into the state so we’re seeing the intrusion of morning marine clouds that back off in the afternoon. This pattern will continue into tomorrow and early next week. Highs tomorrow may push into the low 80s in parts of the valley and Umpqua, still upper 70s here in the valleys.
Next week starts with more morning clouds and afternoon sun, but there’s some indication that we might see the first storm in about two weeks finally break through and bring some showers late next week. If it can hold together, we’ll see some light isolated showers on Friday and maybe Saturday.
Have a great Saturday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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