Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
We’re looking at very typical August weather to wrap up the month. Highs are staying in the low 80s and there will continue to be sunny skies, but not all the time and not everyday.
A deep trough of low pressure has set up camp just off shore. This trough is going to stay parked there through Saturday. It can’t move east because blocking it is a large ridge of high pressure that is over the four corners region.
There are several storms developing off-shore, trying to move into western Oregon, but until this trough moves east, the’ll hardly make a dent in our weather.
The first front got hung up in the Coast Range last night. We’ll likely see the clouds and possible light rain from this late tonight. Highs today will be near 83°. The north coast will continue to see scattered showers.
Morning clouds and afternoon sunshine will be the case again for the Willamette Valley Wednesday. Our neighbors to the west and north will likely see light showers during this time. Highs will stay in the low 80s. We could see a few isolated light showers again late Wednesday night.
Thursday brings better chances for scattered showers in the second half of the day. Highs will stay near 80°.
Friday and Saturday we’ll be in between storms. We’ll see at least partly sunny skies and highs will be in the upper 70s and low 80s.
By Sunday the trough of low pressure should push inland. This would mean cooler temps, and a chance for rain Sunday night and Monday.
Have a great Tuesday!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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