Sunshine and warm weather is heading across the Pacific Northwest with plenty of sunshine on the way. A high pressure center to the south will help keep skies clear this weekend. As a result temperatures will warm to well above average conditions.
The Willamette Valley will see a few clouds early on Saturday, but they will not last long. Sunshine and blue skies will make up the majority of the day. High temperatures will end up in the upper 60s. On Sunday even more heat pushes into the state. Sunday's temperatures are expected in the lower 80s. The next storm taking aim at the northwest should hit on a Tuesday/Wednesday timeframe. Ahead of this storm will be some warm temperatures on Monday with may a few isolated storms in the afternoon.
The Oregon Coast will have some sunshine this weekend. Saturday and Sunday should equally have blue skies and pleasant conditions. Temperature son Saturday are expected in the mid 60s. On Sunday, afternoon highs should hit the mid to upper 70s. Monday will have more clouds, but not a lot of rain. Lower 70s are expected. Rain arrives Tuesday and Wednesday when temperatures drop back into the 60s.
The Umpqua Valley should have a very nice weekend. Saturday's skies will remain blue with only a few high cirrus clouds overhead. Temperatures should start the weekend off in the upper 60s and lower 70s. On Sunday lower 80s are on the way. Sunday will see blue skies as well. Thunderstorms return in the afternoon starting Monday. Temperatures will still be in the 80s to start next workweek. On Tuesday some rain is possible with shower around the area. Wednesday will be in the lower 70s with more showers as well.
Updated Friday evening by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on April 29, 2016.
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