It was a summer-like day, with temperatures above average, gusty winds, and abundant sunshine. However, over the next couple of days, the pattern will be changing as a system off-shore drifts near the region. By Wednesday, the Chetco Effect will be ending for Brookings. High pressure will weaken as the approaching low and cold front bring a few clouds and a light shower to places like the coast and mountains. With the passage of the cold front, temperatures will fall by several degrees as a brief cooling takes place. The cooler air won’t stick around… a warming trend will be on its way towards the end of the weekend.
As the pattern shifts, the west side valleys will see partly cloudy skies with cooler temperatures. While rain is in the forecast for the Oregon Coast and portions of the Cascades, don’t expect much measurable rainfall. By Father’s Day, sunshine returns to the Rogue Valley and Klamath Basin. High pressure will be back in control, bringing fair conditions and lots of sunshine, similar to what the area is seeing today, but not quite as warm. Temperatures will begin to climb again towards the end of the weekend and beginning of next week.
While the Two Bulls Fire continues to burn near Bend, air quality reports from today are remain in the “good” category. Smoke from the fire has stayed mainly to the east of the Cascades, and should continue to do so over the next few days. Winds have shifted to a more north northwesterly flow, keeping the smoke out of the region.
Thanks for logging on and have a great day.
Meteorologist Seth Phillips
Today in Weather History:
1752 — Benjamin Franklin flew his famous kite in a thunderstorm, and survived being struck by lightning. (NOAA/NWS)