CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
We’re waiting on the warmest weather of the year so far to move in over the next 48 hours, but tonight will be a chilly one. Clear skies and a drying airmass will allow lows to drop down into the low 30s and in some cases, in Central Oregon, into the teens tonight! A Frost Advisory has been issued for Central Douglas county while a Freeze Warning has been issused for parts of Central Oregon, including Madras.
Tomorrow and 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 be near 70 Tuesday, mid to upper 70s on Wednesday, and just a tad cooler, low 70s for Thursday.
Heading into the end of the week, winds start to move in off the ocean again, so the coast will cloud up by Friday and cool off inland highs back down into the upper 60s and low 70s. Right now, there’s a slight chance for a weak cold front to pass through late Saturday. While the Oregon Ducks Spring game should be dry with an 11am kickoff in the low 60s, this years Eugene Marathon may see a showery start early Sunday morning. We’ll watch the progress of that storm all week.
Have a great Tuesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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