CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
An interesting weather event this afternoon with some diurnal showers firing up over the Cascades, sliding into the valley just before sunset. Some great pictures of double rainbows and sunsets, including this one below from Maria in Eugene:
Tomorrow may carry another chance for some isolated late day t-storms but the winds will be switching more northerly so most of what does fire up should stay in the Cascades. Everyone else will be back to mostly sunny skies and highs again pushing into the mid 50s.
Heading into the weekend, high pressure moves back in, clearing out the rain and afternoon clouds. Highs slowly move back into the mid to upper 50s and right now, looks like we’ll have another nice, sunny weekend! The ridge flattens out on Sunday allowing high clouds to move back in and a slight chance for some marine cloud drizzle, but most of the region will stay partly cloudy and dry.
Next rain chances don’t move back in until the ridge flattens out by next Tuesday and Wednesday. Both of those days the best chance for rain showers will be along the northern coastline and valley. Highs should hold on the mild side staying in the upper 50s.
Have a great Friday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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