Rain Last 24 hrs: .00"
Rainfall for July .80" Departure from Normal: +34"
Rainfall for water year October 1st 2018 to September 30th 2019: 25.54" Departure from Normal: -8.16"
Rainfall since Jan. 1st: 14.17" Departure from Normal: -5.41"
High pressure over the Pacific and Intermountain Northwest will hold through the weekend. It looks like the region, especially in the Willamette Valley and SW WA, will see the warmest daytime highs of the month so far.
We're expecting abundant sunshine and dry conditions. After conditions that were a bit muggy again, and daytime highs that were a bit cooler than average, Summer is making a comeback this weekend.
If you've been longing for the "dog days," then you'll be happy this weekend as daytime highs will climb to the mid to upper 80s in the Valley. SW WA may wind up a little cooler. Not much marine layer expected at the Coast, and what does materialize should burn back pretty quickly for highs in the upper 60s to 70s this weekend.
North winds will become gusty along the Coast in the afternoon, but that dry air will be pumping into the the region.
The surface high, set up east of the Cascades, initiates a weak East Wind event. Highs in the Central and Eastern Oregon do not look to be affected by it. Conditions will remain dry and highs will be in the 80s. There is a chance of some isolated thunderstorms moving north from Nevada on Sunday afternoon and evening, for some potential storms west of Burns and tracking northward toward Pendleton Sunday night.
Dry conditions will continue through Tuesday. Expect daytime highs to cool somewhat as the marine layer becomes more of the "influencer" on our weather. Morning clouds and afternoon sun are possible through Tuesday. Wednesday morning, a weak disturbance passes through bringing a chance of drizzle. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high in the upper 70s that day.
Thursday and Friday of the coming week, we return to highs in the low to mid 80s.
Today (Saturday, July 20th) - Lots of Sun, warming up - 86
Tonight - Staying clear and mild - 59
Sunday - Looking even warmer than Saturday - 89
Monday - AM clouds, PM Sun - 83
Meteorologist Mary Loos
Today's Record Temperatures