Justin’s Tuesday Night Forecast Discussion:
Clear skies going into the overnight hours and with no clouds, we’ll cool down into the low 40s and maybe a few upper 30s. Freeze warnings are again up for Central Oregon as they’ll bottom out in the low 30s and upper 20s!
Tomorrow, temperatures warm into the mid 80s and even warmer, into the upper 80s to near 90 by Thursday! It’ll be quite a contrast to the low 70s we’ve sat at for the past few days. In addition to the heat, easterly winds will help smoke from the Pole Creek wildfire burning near Sisters drift into the valley. It may make for a couple of smoky afternoons for the Willamette Valley.
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 and even 8-10 days out, the long-range models are calling for a strong rise in the jet stream into Western Canada. As long as high pressure keeps the jet well north of the Northwest, we keep things warm, so I’d expect to see the 80s well into next week.
Central Oregon Wildfire Update:
The Pole Creek wildfire complex is burning close to 4300 acres about 8 miles SW of Sisters. As of Tuesday evening, there is zero containment of the fire, however, surrounding campgrounds have been evacuated as a precaution. For more information, click here: Pole Creek
Have a great Wednesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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