Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Tuesday Night Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information: Oregon Wildfires ***
Quiet and mild going into the overnight hours with clear skies so there should be great shots of this week’s full Sturgeon Moon. Wednesday will start off in the low 50s but should quickly jump back into the 70s before lunchtime.
The jetstream continues to stay north of Oregon so highs will be warm again, in fact, back into the low to mid 90s for the first time since the first week of August. Also, an area of low pressure will drift into Southern Oregon triggering afternoon thunderstorms for parts of the Cascades. As the low lifts north, Thursday and Friday will see widespread thunderstorms in the mountains. While the storms will stay west of the valleys, the “leftover” showers may slide westward in the evenings for some isolated showers. Temps will cool as well with more cloud cover, in the mid to low 80s.
Friday and most of the weekend, the marine layer is back for the mornings, and the cooler ocean air influence will keep highs in check mainly in the low 80s. Thunderstorm chances should diminish to a slight chance for Central Oregon.
Have a great Wednesday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton