The heat arrives today across Western Oregon. Sunshine and southwesterly winds higher in the atmosphere will make for a string of toasty days. The region will be dry with little moisture; in fact even clouds will be scare for the rest of the workweek.
Sunny skies are expected all day long for the Willamette Valley. Temperatures will warm into the upper 80s and lower 90s, which will be the coolest day over the next seven. Clouds will be hard to find today, meaning the region will stay dry. With an increase in temperatures comes gusty winds each the afternoon. Wednesday will hit the upper 90s while Thursday will be at 100 degrees or above. Friday and the weekend will sit in the mid to upper 90s.
The coast will feel some of the inland heat this week. Skies will be sunny with minimal fog opportunities in the morning. Skies will stay persistently sunny with high temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s for the rest of the workweek. Strong gusts are expected each afternoon—winds may exceed 30 mph, especially just a few hundred yards off shore. Cooler weather will return in the form of lower 70s by the end of the weekend.
In the Umpqua Valley, the heat will be oppressive. Tuesday will see plenty of sunshine with afternoon temperatures already in the mid 90s. Today’s is the coolest day over the next seven. Skies will stay sunny with no clouds whatsoever. Come Wednesday temperatures will be above 100 degrees. Thursday should be the hottest day with a temperature around 105! A gradual ‘cool down’ back to the upper 90s is expected this weekend.
Updated Tuesday morning by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on July 28, 2015.