Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Sunday Night Forecast Discussion:
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Amazing to see how fast we can warm back up once we’re not battling the morning clouds! Today is a perfect example, just an hour or two of clouds, highs quickly jumped into the upper 80s by late afternoon. Skies are clear for the rest of tonight, and it’ll stay fairly muggy overnight as well.
Wednesday will be warm again as the jetstream has pushed north into Western Canada, allowing the heat back east head westward. Highs again will be in the upper 80s to near 90. However, the outer bands from the next low pressure center in the Pacific will send some late afternoon clouds through the area. Thursday the low is close enough to the coast to send mostly cloudy skies and light showers likely along the central and north coast and a slight chance for a passing shower inland in the latter half of the day.
Friday and the weekend, a SW airmass kicks in from another low pressure center offshore which will likely help to fire up some afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains Friday and Saturday. While it doesn’t look like any of those will become severe, be mindful if you will be camping/hiking in the Cascades this weekend. Highs in the valleys will cool just a few degrees down into the low 80s Friday and upper 70s Saturday. A good looking forcast for folks headed to Brownsville for the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival.
Have a great Wednesday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton