Clouds which lingered across the state Thursday will persist into Friday and bring with it the opportunity for some light showers. By the weekend skies will clear and temperatures will warm. Highs will be well above average as we begin next week.
The Willamette Valley will remain mostly cloudy to partly cloudy on Friday. Showers are expected around the area, though they will be uncommon and very short-lived. Still the day cannot qualify as dry. High temperatures will reach the upper 50sa few spots could hit 60 degrees. On Saturday the clouds will clear out and sunshine will help warm the region. High temperatures will end up in the upper 60s. On Sunday more sunshine will make for temperatures around 80 degrees and on Monday lower 80s are expected. Cloud cover and cooler temperatures return Tuesday.
The Oregon Coast will face more clouds and a few showers on Friday. High temperatures will remain in the lower 60s as well. Storms Friday afternoon are setting up to be fairly isolated, meaning many locations will miss out on the showers. But a few spots, especially those farther north, may pick up a bit of rain. Come the weekend, blue skies arrive and the sunshine helps to warm temperatures up. Saturday afternoon will be in the upper 60s and Sunday afternoon should end up in the upper 70s.
The Umpqua Valley is also facing some pleasant weather this weekend. Still, Friday will have some clouds and a very small chance for some late day showers. Friday's high temperatures are expected in the lower 60s. When the sun arrived on Saturday the region will be fully dry and daytime temperatures will warm to the lower 70s. On Sunday 80 degree temperatures are in the forecast.
Updated Thursday evening by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on April 28, 2016.
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