EUGENE, Ore. -- It's cloudy and cooler on Wednesday as an upper-level trough moved over the area, enhancing onshore winds and bringing an enhanced marine layer inland this morning. Clouds will slowly decrease as the upper-level trough moves east of the Cascades. This will bring a few showers on the ridges on the Cascades this evening.
Wednesday: Cloudy, the gradually clearing this afternoon. Highs in low to middle 60s.
Thursday: Sunny. Highs in low to middle 70s.
Friday: Sunny. Highs in low to middle 70s.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in middle 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs in middle 60s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy w/ chance of showers. Highs in middle 60s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy w/ chance of showers. Highs in middle 60s.
High pressure will build back in on Thursday and continue on Friday. This will result in offshore winds, warming temperatures and bringing back the sunshine. Highs in the interior valleys will be in the low to middle 70s, while the coast will warm into the upper 60s.
Offshore winds will continue Thursday night, allowing for some radiation cooling dropping temperatures into the 30s Friday morning. Weak onshore flow will develop Friday afternoon as the next trough approaches the region. This will keep coastal temperatures in the low 60s. Inland will still be in the low to middle 70s.
Thursday and Friday will also see elevated fire danger due to breezy afternoon winds and low relative humidity. That goes along with the recent dry spell and drought stressed vegetation. Most of Western Oregon is in moderate to severe drought.
An upper-level trough will build in over the weekend, bringing partly sunny skies on Saturday and Sunday and slightly cooler temperatures. Models are hinting at a wetter pattern heading into early next week.
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