After a few gloomy days across western Oregon, sunshine will fill in over the area today. Skies will still vary from partly cloudy to mostly sunny, but it won’t be difficult to see blue skies between cloud cover. The day will remain dry with many locations at or just above average for early August.
In the Willamette Valley expect an equal mix of sunshine and cloud cover. Daytime highs will warm to the upper 80s with a light northerly wind. There is no significant opportunity for rain across the area today or the next few. Wednesday and Thursday will see mid 80s with a lot of sunshine. Come Friday and the weekend, a few afternoon thunderstorms may develop and bring light rainfall to the Willamette Valley.
The Oregon Coast will have to fight with morning fog that lingers into midday. Areas with decreased visibility should see the fog burn off in the afternoon. High temperatures will range mostly in the 60s, but a few areas will hit 70 or more. Wednesday and Thursday will have a good mix of cloud cover and sun, with morning fog and temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Currently there is a small chance of rain come the weekend.
Across the Umpqua Valley, temperatures will be warm. Afternoon highs today will reach the upper 80s with some locations getting to 90s. Skies will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny and the day will stay dry with no real opportunity for rain. Both Wednesday and Thursday should be dry with mostly sunny skies and highs around 90 degree. Cooler and wetter weather may make an appearance this coming weekend.
Updated Tuesday morning by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on August 4, 2015.