StormTracker 9 Forecast: Cooler temperatures expected over the weekend

Relatively cooler for the weekend, but heat returns next week

Posted: Aug 16, 2019 11:31 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- It is finally Friday, and we are tracking relatively cooler temperatures for the weekend. Friday morning saw sunshine at the Coast and a level of stratus clouds in the valleys from a nearby shortwave trough, or area of low pressure. This stratus layer will lift by the afternoon and sunshine will return. The stratus will keep temperatures today near 80 degrees. It is possible that some locations inland only reach the upper 70s.

Fast Forecast:
Friday: Sunny. Highs in low to mid 80s
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs in low to mid 80s
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs in low to mid 80s
Monday: Sunny. Highs in mid 80s
Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in upper 80s and low 90s
Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in upper 80s and low 90s
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs in upper 80s and low 90s

On Saturday, the shortwave trough will track through the area. This will result in an enhanced marine layer and possible drizzle at the Coast. This will also result in some morning clouds inland on Saturday morning, although it will clear into the afternoon.

The shortwave will move out on Sunday, leading to more sun and a few degrees of warmth compared to Saturday. Some weak ridging will move in on Monday. This will lead to decreasing marine clouds and temperatures warming to near normal, in mid 80s.

Ridging is expected to increase next week, bringing with it warming temperatures back into to upper 80s and possible 90s in the Umpqua Basin.

The next trough will dig into the region late week. This will bring southwesterly flow and deepening marine layer and relatively cooler temperatures. 

For more weather information, go to the KEZI 9 News StormTracker 9 weather page.

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