CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Another afternoon of pop-up mountain thunderstorms, but like Tuesday, they mostly stayed in the southern end of the Cascades. Early tomorrow, the marine layer will be back for a cloudy start to Friday morning. So expect a mostly cloudy start for most areas (except the mountains) and lows on the mild side, in the mid to upper 40s.
Tomorrow may still see some isolated thunderstorms but again, they’ll likely stay in the Southern Cascades with a few developing around Bend and Redmond. We’ll be back to sunny skies by late morning and highs should also climb back into the upper 70s in the valley and low 80s in the Umpqua. Friday is shaping up to be widespread 80s for all inland areas and sunny again at the coast.
Saturday also will be warm but there’s a chance an actual cold front might move through, bringing the first rain chances in some time on Sunday. It won’t be a lot of rain but the cold front is our best chance at ANY rain that we’ve had in about two weeks. Cooler, and more typically cloudy weather will return for the beginning of next week, but there’s not a lot of storm activity that I can see in our extended forecast.
Have a great Thursday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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