CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Clear and chilly going into the overnight hours again tonight into Wednesday. As winds settle down tonight, dry air in place and clear skies should help lows drop into the low 30s again. I’m expecting some light patchy frost but we don’t have any frost or freeze advisories for tomorrow.
Wednesday will see some, if not, the warmest weather we’ve had this year so far. High pressure aloft in the Northern Pacific is pulling an offshore wind across the state, pushing the marine air well offshore. Meanwhile, warmer air is creeping up the coastline from California which will be in place tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs with sunny skies will push highs into the mid to upper 70s on Wednesday, and just a tad cooler, low 70s for Thursday.
By Friday, winds start to move in off the ocean again, so the coast will cloud up by Friday, morning valley clouds are back and inland highs will cool off back down into the upper 60s and low 70s. While the Oregon Ducks Spring game should be dry with an 11am kickoff in the low 60s, a weak front moving through late Saturday night may bring some light early Sunday morning showers for the start of the Eugene Marathon. I’ll keep watching how the models handle this front. I’m not expecting anything major and frankly, may take it out of the forecast completely if it continues to stay dry.
Next week there is some considerable variation about whether we stay cloudy and cooler or high pressure starts to rebuild and turn things sunny again. So for now, let’s get into the end of the week and we’ll have a better picture about how next week lines up.
Have a great Wednesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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