A blocking pattern, or Rex Block, is sitting over the region. This is a specific position in the jet stream that “blocks” and redirects weather disturbances from making their way into the region. This Rex Block is also the reason an offshore wind is bringing the Chetco Effect to Brookings, with high pressure positioned just to our north.
Monday afternoon Brookings reached 101 degrees, falling two degrees short of tying the daily record and seven degrees short of the all-time record. Again, the east, northeasterly wind will continue today and this will easily warm up the Coastline.
The Rex Block will begin to break down into Wednesday, and the wind shift will then cool Curry County back to seasonal temperatures in the mid and upper 60’s. Inland areas will continue to see the heat through the end of the week and the first half of the weekend. The next chance for wet weather will come Sunday but it looks as though this will be primarily showers.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese