One More Dry Day, Then The Rain Returns

If you’re already missing summer, today was a great chance to get out and enjoy the weather! Check out some of today’s highs!

Newport: 73            Florence: 79                Salem: 82

Corvallis: 82           Eugene: 84                  North Bend: 72

Roseburg: 93           Medford: 94                 Klamath Falls: 84

Bend: 77                   Redmond: 77

Saturday Morning Shortwave Pushes Inland

Friday looks to be our last dry day for possibly a week.  A huge dip in the jet stream is allowing cold air to spill into the Pacific, and that trough will send out a couple of waves of energy before finally coming onshore next week.  The first shortwave will come in on Saturday, but looks to bring scattered showers at first, and and slightly more persistent rain towards the evening.  However, I think areas far enough to the south, may just keep the scattered showers all day, with possibly even a break of sunshine.

Models are separating the first wave and the second wave by a good half of a day, so it is possible Sunday will start off dry for most of us, especially inland, with mostly cloudy skies and even a break of sunshine.  The next disturbance will move in Sunday later afternoon or early evening.  If we get any sun to destablize the atmosphere before the storm comes in, it is possible a few thunderstorms could be embedded in the line of showers Sunday night, especially in the Umpqua Basin.

After the weekend, the main trough will move in.  Not only will the showers be more persistent, the breaks between waves of showers will be smaller and pretty cloudy.  The wettest day so far looks to be Tuesday, especially in the evening.  However, I think by mid-week, some of us could have already picked up an inch of rainfall.  Right now, the rain will stick around through Thursday, but showers will be slightly more broken.  While all of the rain is falling, the temperatures will be falling as well.  By the end of the next work week, we could be struggling to breaking into the low 60’s! Talk about Fall settling in!


— Meteorologist Megan Taylor

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