The dominant ridge of high pressure is finally starting to break down and with this will come a better chance for cloud coverage and cooler temperatures. Over the last few days we’ve been closer to record temperatures than we have been to seasonal averages. Cooler air being sent in behind a weak cold front on Thursday will cool us off to near average. With this cold front, will also come a chance for isolated showers to the region again. However, the upper level low will move onshore to the north of the area and therefore, only places in the northern tier of Coos, Douglas, and Klamath Counties will see these chances for showers.
Winds will continue to be strong in the afternoons. The tight pressure gradient is sticking around and therefore we will see see the winds pick up in the afternoon. Sustained winds at the coast will be in the 10-25 mph range with gusts up to 35 mph. Inland areas will also see come wind with gusts up to 25 mph expected on Tuesday afternoon.
The winds have shifted from the Northeast to the Northwest. This is what has been keeping the smoke from the Two Bulls fire out of the Rogue Valley throughout Monday. As long as the winds stay out of the Northwest the only areas that will see haze with the smoke is east of the Cascades. Therefore, Klamath Falls to Lakeview, possibly even parts of Modoc County could see smoke over the next few days.
With these winds shifting back to an onshore flow, Brookings will start to see a cool down from the extremely warm temperatures that they’ve seen over the last few days. By Wednesday, the Chetco should no longer be a factor and Brookings will join the rest of the coastal locations with highs in the 60′s.
Thanks for logging on and have a great day!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips
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Herb Kennedy: Angel on the Mountain