High pressure is providing for mostly clear skies this morning allowing temperatures in some of our colder valleys to drop below the freezing mark. After such a chilly start this afternoon will be unseasonably warm! Abundant sunshine again today with breezy conditions this afternoon, especially at the coast and ridges. The breeze in Brookings will be a warm one causing the Chetco Effect warming them up to the 80s this afternoon! The Chetco Effect won’t be as strong tomorrow and Friday, but ramps back up on Saturday before onshore flow returns and brings the marine layer and much cooler temperatures by the end of the weekend and into early next week.
For inland areas highs will jump another 10 degrees tomorrow warming us 15 to 20 degrees above normal! This may sound familiar, because that’s how warm we were for much of last week. Thursday and Friday look to be the warmest days of the year so far and we stay warm into the weekend.
The reason for the warm, sunny and dry weather is due to a Rex Block which is basically a blocking pattern preventing storms into the region. Weather models do not handle the break down of a blocking pattern well, that said, they are in agreement that it will break down by early next week and could bring showers and potentially thunderstorms to the area. We will continue to monitor this break down and keep you updated, as for now it is just something to mention.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry