Rain last 24 hours: .00"
August Rain: .06" - .18"
Rainfall since October 1st (water year): 49.07" Departure from Normal: +14.94"
Some morning clouds, and plenty of afternoon sun.
Our region is under the influence of the Pacific High which tends to sit offshore this time of year. It's keeping the region dry and generally warm, more seasonable, with no rain in sight.
The Coast is still seeing the ebb and flow of the marine layer though. That may bring more morning clouds and a little drizzle early Thursday, thanks to the extra influence of a system working over the top of that ridge into British Columbia. Clouds should break for afternoon sunshine though.
Expect some clouds in the morning that work up the Columbia River and the Coastal gaps and move into Southwest Washington and the Willamette Valley early Thursday. Otherwise afternoon sunshine, breezy NW wind conditions and maybe a little smoke around Mt. Hood. Daytime highs temperatures will range from the 60s at the Coast to around 80 in the Valley, and the 80s to 90s East of the Cascades.
Eclipse Forecast Update: Right now, computer models show limited clouds over the valley during eclipse time! Early indications show that we should be 'in the clear' for viewing from the valley around 10AM-- and even less low cloud cover in Central/East Oregon locations. There may be some low clouds that wind up hugging the Central Coast, especially around Lincoln City and northward. Stay tuned --and expect more changes in the forecast as we get closer to the big event!
Tonight (8/16/17) - Clear, breezy - 60
Thursday - AM Clouds, PM Sun - 80
Friday - Few AM Clouds, Plenty of Sun - 79
Meteorologist Mary Loos
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