Smoky haze has lifted from the western portions of Oregon, allowing blue skies to dominate. This trend will hold true for the majority of the weekend with temperatures on the rise and no rain on the way.
The Oregon coast will continue to see a few clouds each morning. Though afternoon sunshine will be more prominent and arrive a little sooner in the day. High temperatures up and down the coast will linger in the mid to upper 60s. Next week, clouds should become more common and the prevailing winds will shift to come from the west—instead of the northwesterly direction we’ll see this weekend.
Inland areas have a very nice weekend coming up. Saturday will be sunny with only a few morning clouds. Air quality should remain “good” with only a slight haze in the air. High temperatures will likely reach the upper 80s with a couple spots warming into the lower 90s. Smoke slowly begins seeping back into the region Sunday evening as westerly winds return. Next week will see upper 80s and lower 90s with smoke filling our skies once again.
Updated Friday evening by Chief Meteorologist Travis Knudsen on August 17, 2018.
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