High pressure remains over the region meaning hot, dry and sunny weather persists. This will be the story through the work week, it really isn’t until this weekend that we’ll see some relief from the heat and our first chance of rain in two months! A cut off low will be lingering off shore all week, and as I’ve mentioned before with cut-off lows they don’t follow the jetstream so they are harder to forecast for. This one as of now appears to move inland this weekend and if we can get some monsoon moisure advected into our atmosphere from tropical depression Kristy and hurricane Lane our chance for showers and thunderstorms will increase! Until this weekend there won’t be much change in our pattern, we’ll only see a gradual cooling.
This gradual cooling will last through the weekend with the big change coming when the cut-off low moves inland dropping temperatures much quicker than what we’ll see during the workweek. But through the week temperatures remain hot so dress for the heat, limit your time outdoors, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen!
Fire danger remains at ‘Extreme’ and air quality is ‘Good’ in our area, but ‘Senstive’ to ‘Hazardous’ further north due to the fire burning near Sisters. For more information on fire danger and air quality head to ‘Weather Links.’
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Meteorologist Megan Parry