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Warm Tomorrow, Fall Is Here Next Week

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Nightly Forecast Discussion: 

The coast will stay mostly cloudy tomorrow, albeit from some late afternoon sunshine and highs in the mid 60s. Meanwhile, inland areas start cloudy Saturday, but finish sunny and warm. Highs will be  likely pushing close to 90 again Saturday with southerly winds kicking in ahead of a big game-changer in our weather.  Duck fans headed to Autzen for the 12:30p kickoff against Tennessee will be mostly sunny and in the upper 70s.

There’s a chance to see some isolated thunderstorms pop up over Western Oregon on Sunday as cooler air spills in with an area  of low pressure bringing a much needed (and deserved) cooldown. Highs will hold in the low to mid 70s Sunday through Tuesday. Most of the rain/thunderstorms chances will be Sunday afternoon and mainly in the Cascades and Northern Willamette Valley.

Next week, it’ll look more typical for October most of next week with periods of sun breaks and isolated showers Monday and Tuesday. Then we’ll get a good push of warm weather Wednesday and Thursday ahead of what is shaping up to be our first real storm of Fall. A strong cold front with a lot of support from the upper atmosphere will slam into Western Oregon on Friday, creating a cool and likely wet weekend.

Have a great weekend!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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