Tuesday’s Weather Discussion from Meteorologist Melissa Frey:
Two more days of mostly cloudy skies, rain showers and cooler temperatures before big changes move into western Oregon.
A large area of low pressure is sitting just off shore. This storm is stuck pretty much stationary over the eastern Pacific and will never move across Oregon. What we will see is smaller “waves” moving counter clockwise, like spokes on a wheel, around the storm. These waves will keep the showers going today through Wednesday. High temperatures will stay in the upper 60s and low 70s today, but will eventually get back to the mid 70s by Wednesday.
Starting Thursday an area of high pressure, which is currently over the Rockies, will start to move northwest. This will push the current low pressure far enough off shore so that we’re no longer effected by it. In its place, high pressure will clear out the skies and bring in the heat.
High temperatures should get back to the mid to upper 80s Thursday through Sunday and nearly 90° by Monday. The Umpqua Basin will return to the low 90s beginning Sunday. The coast will also dry out starting Thursday, but will stay in the upper 60s and low 70s through early next week.
Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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