So far today...
Rain is on the way for parts of the state this Friday as more moisture blows into the Pacific Northwest. Today’s rain will be centered over the Cascades and on the eastern slope into Central Oregon. Meaning much of Western Oregon will be dry.
The Willamette Valley should see partly cloudy skies this Friday. Temperatures will stay cool and below average however. Highs will only make it into the lower 70s today. Rain showers that develop will do so between noon and 6 pm. Rain is more likely for western locations than eastern ones. The Beaver game in Corvallis should be dry, but if attending, it’s probably a good idea to bring the rain gear—just in case. The weekend sunshine prevails and temperatures warm up. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday skies will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
The Coast may see a few showers this morning, but for the most part it will be dry. Sky cover will vary from mostly sunny to partly cloudy. A few drops of rain are expected, but the majority of the coast will be dry. Highs this afternoon should sit in the mid 60s for many locations. Sunshine prevails this holiday weekend. Saturday will be mostly sunny with temperatures around 70s degrees. Sunday and Monday will also see upper 60s and lower 70s with mostly sunny skies.
Rain is mostly likely in the Umpqua Valley today. Still, showers will remain spotty with many locations not picking up any moisture. The areas closest to the Cascades stand a far greater chance for rain than locations out west. Highs this afternoon will warm into the lower 70s under mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies. Saturday will see sunshine and nice conditions. Temperatures will warm pretty quickly. Saturday and Sunday are looking like they’ll be in the upper 70s, while Monday will sit in the mid 80s.
Updated Friday morning by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on September 4, 2015.
Decided to take a trip to Florence for the day to enjoy the coast. A little overcast and showery but nice just the same. Fall is near.
Such a beautiful Super Moon tonight, August 29, 2015
Some of the classy cars at the Eugene Celebration.