Sunny skies and warm temperatures will be the story for now through the long term. The low pressure trough situated over our area has pushed off to our east and now a ridge of high pressure will move in. Winds have shifted out of the north and northeast causing limited moisture to enter the area. Winds will be the big picture at the coast over the next several days. A very tight pressure gradient will allow for winds to pick up in the afternoons. Sustained winds could reach 25 mph in some areas along the coast with locally strong gusts up to 40 mph. Because of the winds pushing offshore near Brookings, temperatures will be quite a bit warmer over the next several days. A high of 82 is expected in Brookings on Thursday.
With the exception of the coast in the mornings, no clouds are expected in the region at least until the start of next week. The marine layer is still forming overnight at areas north of Port Orford. However, with the ridge building in, this layer will be weakening over the next few nights and should be completely moved out by Friday night. A few small disturbances riding along the ridge will enter the area on Monday-Wednesday of next week. Allowing for clouds to build in. As of now, no rain is expected to accompany them though because of the strength of the ridge.
Thanks for logging on and have a good day!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips
Photos Submitted Today:
Herb Kennedy: Hummingbird & Spring
Terry Croft: Deer on Table Rock
Dany Daniken: Roses in the Garden