METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Despite the sunny skies, the chilly temperatures give the feeling that fall is lurking. Overnight lows dropped to to the low 40s west of the Cascades and low 30s east of the Cascades. Cold arctic air is still in the region and will be slow to move today. Highs will stay in the mid 70s.
The entire state, including the coast, will continue to see sunny skies through Thursday. The jet stream is headed north, bringing up warmer air from the south. High pressure is moving in at the surface, keeping our skies clear and winds out of the north. High temperatures Wednesday will likely make it to the mid 80s.
By Thursday yet another thermal trough will be in place. This will bring in east winds and warmer air. Temperatures should make it to the low 90s for most Valley and Umpqua Basin locations. The trough will move east on Friday and our winds will shift around to the west. As this happens, cooler air will start to filter in. Highs will stay in the mid 80s Friday, but will likely drop to the low 80s Saturday and Sunday. This weekend we’ll also see a return of morning clouds.
Have a great Tuesday!
Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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