Monday’s Weather Discussion from Meteorologist Melissa Frey:
This weekend brought in the hottest weather, not only in 2013, but in 230 days! Eugene hit 83° on Saturday and 86° on Sunday. Both days Eugene tied the previous record high temperature but several cities set new records all together. The most impressive was Astoria who reached 85°, beating out their old record of 75° which was set back in 1931.
The thermal trough that brought in the strong NE winds has moved on so temperatures will not be as high this week, but will still be well above average. Our normal high for this time of year is just 65°.
Although we’ll see the return to on-shore flow and slightly cooler marine air moving in, we’ll still make it into the 70s all week, thanks to a large ridge of high pressure overhead. This will also help to keep us dry and mostly sunny.
We also have an area of low pressure south of us which is helping to spread thundershowers across the higher elevations and across southern Oregon. We may see a few of these pop up later today.
The next shot at rain is not only Sunday afternoon, but at this point that storm is not looking very promising.
Have a great Monday!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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