Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Clear tonight as highs reached into the upper 80s after a cool couple of days. Tonight, lows settle down into the mid 50s overnight under clear skies. Even though we might see a bit of morning clouds, most of the region will be full sunshine all day and the return of 90s will start to move in for the weekend.
High pressure is moving back into the Northwest from the Rockies and that means the return of 90s for our weekend forecast. Sunny skies from start to finish and winds picking up at the coast for most of the day. Sunday, runners and walkers in the 2014 Eugene Marathon should start under clear skies and mid 50s for the 6am start. Warming up to the mid 70s by noon, but the real heat should hold off until most runners and walkers are finished.
In the Cascades, Sunday might see a slight chance for some isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Most of them will be “dry” meaning, not a lot of actual rain making it to the ground, but still carry some chance for lightning strikes.
Most of next week will stay toasty with highs near 90 to low 90s in the Umpqua, 60s at the coast and plenty of sunshine. The mountains because of a southwesterly flow aloft, will carry a small chance for thunderstorms each afternoon. Not much change is expected in the forecast over the next 7 days, so be ready to get back to more typical July/early August weather.
Have a great weekend!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton