Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Thursday Night Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information: Oregon Wildfires ***
The next round of thunderstorms are firing up this evening, mainly in the mountains but some leftovers are working into the valley. There’s a chance we’ll see some isolated showers later tonight overnight into Friday morning with clouds increasing through the morning hours. Lows tonight will sit in the mid 50s.
Friday sees the storm center lifting back into Oregon from Northern California. That will trigger more storms in the mountains and give the best chance for the valley to see some thunder and certainly a good potential for showers overnight into Saturday. Because the storm is cut off from the jetstream, it will slowly meander north up the coast, taking its time to finally clear the state into Washington.
By the weekend, Saturday in particular will see a mix of clouds and sun with thunderstorms again firing up in the mountains, some iso. showers falling late evening in the valley through Sunday. While the mountains will see more thunderstorms Sunday and Monday, the coast and inland valleys should get back to sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s.
Have a great Friday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton