Drier, but still cool, air is pushing into Western Oregon today. Skies will vary from mostly sunny to mostly cloudy across the region. A few raindrops may fall for eastern locations closer to the Cascades, but for the most party it will stay dry.
In the Willamette Valley temperatures should only manage to warm to the lower 70s this afternoon. Skies will see more clouds in the morning and less in the afternoon. A light but variable wind will blow all day, but it should stay dry. Friday may see a few stray rain showers, mostly in the morning and out to the East closest to the mountains. Highs remain cool to wrap up the workweek as well. Temperatures Friday will only manage to hit the upper 60 and lower 70s. The Labor Day weekend will gradually warm up to the mid and upper 70s under plenty of sunshine.
A few spotty rain showers may fall along the Oregon Coast this morning, but overall it will be a dry day. More clouds are expected in the morning than the afternoon. Temperatures later today will warm to the mid 60s. A bit of early morning fog is possible on Friday with spotty showers. Rain as we wrap up the workweek will remain very isolated in nature, meaning most locations won’t see any. Friday’s highs will sit in the upper 60s. The Labor Day weekend should see more sunshine and mid to lower 70s.
In the Umpqua Valley, sunshine is expected. A few clouds will also be seen, but there will be plenty of blue sky. The day will be dry as well, highs in the afternoon should hover in the mid 70s. Early Friday a spotty rain shower or two is possible. Locations to the south and to the east stand a greater chance at picking up early rain Friday. Temperatures will be in the lower 70s to wrap up the workweek. Labor Day Weekend will warm, with sunshine and highs around 80 degrees.
Updated Thursday morning by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on September 3, 2015.