Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
After two rather chilly days for this time of year we’re already on the way back up. As the jet stream moved south and low pressure moved over Oregon, our high temperatures dropped to the low 70s Wednesday and upper 60s Thursday. That low pressure is moving on to the east and we’re slowly going to start to warm up. After a few brief morning clouds, highs will be back to the low to mid 70s in the valley today. Upper 70s for the Umpqua Basin and low 60s along the coast.
There is still a slight chance of a few thunderstorms this afternoon, but they should all stay well east of the Cascade crest.
Saturday will be the transition day to warmer weather. We’ll see a few clouds in the morning and then it’ll be back to sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s. With high pressure on the way, Sunday should be even warmer. Highs will back to the upper 80s.
Monday through at least Wednesday we’ll stay parked right there, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 80s. Still no rain in sight.
Have a great weekend!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey