Sunday, April 11th, 4:15 A.M. 

Good morning!

It’s a cold and frosty start to our Sunday with temperatures in the 20s and 30s. Expect abundant sunshine with temperatures rebounding into the upper 50s and low 60s. We’re looking at another chilly overnight with temps at least falling into the mid 30s. But warmer weather is on the horizon thanks to a ridge of high pressure building in from the west.

The aforementioned high pressure system will act as a blocking pattern this week, keeping rain away and sunshine in place. There will also be periods of offshore wind as well, which will suck the moisture out of our air. Expect temperatures to rise into the mid to upper 60s Monday and Tuesday. It’s possible we will make a run at 70 both Tuesday and Wednesday.

If we don’t end up hitting 70 degrees Wednesday, we will likely do so Thursday through Saturday. Our computer models are hinting at a stronger offshore wind developing by the end of the week, which tends to act as a warming mechanism during this time of year. That offshore wind combined with stronger high pressure aloft will promote a big warm up with temps in the mid 70s. I can’t rule out some valley temps getting close to 80 degrees next weekend.

While the warm and sunny weather feels great, we still need a lot of rain to avoid drought-like conditions in the northwest corner of the state. According to our latest drought monitor, 82% of Oregon is experiencing some form of drought.

Have a great Sunday!

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