So far today...
A mild and near average week is on the way for Western Oregon. Sky cover over the next few days will be an equal mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be at or just slightly above average for this time of year. Rain chances will remain low, but more frequent than we’ve seen for most of the summer.
The cloud cover and isolated rain showers across the Willamette Valley this morning will clear out by the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies will fill in afterwards. High temperatures today will warm to the mid 80s. Winds will be from the northwest all day and stay relatively light. Tuesday and Wednesday will be similar to one another with highs in the mid to upper 80s and partly cloudy skies across the region.
Morning fog returns to the Coast today. Areas with reduced visibility because of fog will have it lift by the afternoon. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected for the rest of the day. Daytime temperatures will manage to reach the upper 60s and lower 70s for many areas. The rest of the week will look a lot like Monday. Fog will begin the day and eventually clear to some sunshine by the afternoon with highs in the lower 70s. Rain chances are little to none for the duration of the week.
Along the Umpqua Valley skies will vary from mostly cloudy and stormy to sunny and clear. Today for example will start out under hit-or-miss showers with mostly cloudy skies, but by the middle of the day sunshine will fill in for a few brief hours before afternoon thunderstorms build across the area. Temperatures this afternoon will reach the upper 80s. The rest of the week will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s with thunderstorms possible nearly every afternoon.
Updated Monday morning by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on August 3, 2015.
Taken from my driveway in Milo, Oregon.
Pictures from our front porch of the Stout Fire from Sutherlin on the evening of July 30, 2015. Later in the evening after the moon rise, the effect of the smoke from the fires in Douglas County on the moon.