Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information including evacuation info for Douglas Complex: Oregon Wildfires
Clouds broke quickly today, warming things back up into the upper 70s and mostly sunny this afternoon. A few stray thunderstorms in the mountains, but most of the activity has shifted well east of Oregon. There were a few new fires started from yesterday’s action and the threat will settle down for the next 24 hours.
By the weekend, high pressure starts to take hold once again, and it’s back to sunny and dry with highs back up in the mid to upper 80s. We’ll stay under the influence of a weak upper-level trough that may push the morning clouds back each day in the valleys and certianly along the coast, but drier air will also decrease humidities with sunny skies by the afternoons.
Next week also looks to stay on the dry and warm stretch of summer weather we’ve seen this season so far. We’ll see a slight chance for thunderstorms to fire across the Cascades Sunday through Tuesday with the upper level winds turning a bit more southerly. Otherwise, we’re staying dry throughout the rest of the 7-day planner.
Have a great weekend!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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