Mostly cloudy skies will persist across the western Oregon today. The region will stay dry with only a few extremely isolated showers possible along the coast. Our next storm system doesn’t have a significant impact on the Pacific Northwest until late Friday and early Saturday.
In the Willamette Valley, Thursday begins under what lingers from these clouds. By the afternoon some sunshine should appear and high temperatures will end up in the mid 70s. Friday is looking interesting. Rain is expected this weekend and it’s possible some of the showers arrive late in the afternoon on Friday. Highs to end the workweek should be in the mid 70s. Come Saturday temperatures will only be in the 60s with off and on showers. Sunday things wrap up in the morning with sunshine Sunday afternoon.
Up and down the Oregon Coast rain is on the way. Thursday morning will begin under fog and low clouds, but in the afternoon sunshine should prevail. Thursday’s highs should hit the upper 60s. Spotty showers are possible today before more widespread rain arrives Friday. Westerly winds will blow moisture on shore. So expect off and on rain most of the day. Friday’s temperatures will hover in the upper 60s. Starting Saturday, moderate to heavy rain will move through in bands. Highs will be in the mid 60s under cloud skies. Sunday will slowly see the area to dry out and conditions to warm up.
The Umpqua Valley has a bit of sunshine for the next few days. Thursday morning’s clouds should quickly burn away to mostly sunny skies. Highs tomorrow will be around 80 degrees. Friday will have a few extra clouds but temperatures should still be in the lower 80s. Rainfall is possible, but not likely Friday afternoon. On Saturday a few isolated showers may pass overhead. Highs to start the weekend will be in the mid 70s. On Sunday, lower 70s and mostly sunny skies are expected.
Updated Thursday morning by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on October 8, 2015.