Record breaking heat hits this weekend! Skies will stay sunny and easterly winds will bring some hot temperatures. A wind shift at the end of the weekend will drop temperatures early next workweek, as well as bring some clouds our way.
The Willamette Valley should see highs around 100 degrees for Saturday. The record in Eugene on Saturday is 99 set in 1926. Winds from the east, coming off the Cascades, warm as they compress down the mountainside. This is why highs should rise above the records. On Sunday, winds start to shift out of the north, allowing temperatures to drop a few degrees. Still expect Sunday’s highs in the upper 90s. By Monday a few extra clouds are on the way with mid 80s in the forecast.
The Oregon Coast has a lot of heat for the next few days. 80s should be common up and down the Coast. Northern locations will end up hotter, as easterly—off shore—winds will be strong. Skies remain sunny with no clouds on the way. Sunday’s forecast is back in the mid 70s. With some sunshine. Starting on Monday, fog and low clouds may roll in from the ocean dropping temperatures to the 60s. A few light raindrops are possible, but unexpected at this point.
The Umpqua Valley should be sunny and hot for the next couple of days. Roseburg record for Saturday is 97 set in 1940. The forecast is 102, which will easily smash the old record. Skies remain sunny and gusty winds from the east will help drive temperatures upwards. Sunday’s forecast is hot as well, in the upper 90s. Extra clouds arrive on Monday sending cooler temperatures our way. Highs Monday and Tuesday will drop to the 80s.
Updated Friday evening by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on June 23, 2017.
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