Smoky skies will gradually clear through Friday and the early parts of the weekend across western Oregon. Wild fires burning around the state will continue to burn, but a new wind direction—coming from the northwest—will help pull in cleaner marine air from the ocean. Air quality will improve through the weekend, but unfortunately it is only temporary. At this point, more smoke is expected to return late in the weekend and early into next week.
The Oregon Coast will see clouds every morning for the next few days. Sunshine should make a bit more of an appearance in the afternoon. Temperatures will only warm to the upper 60s and lower 70s. No rain is expected, though the misty mornings may cause a few windshield wipers are needed.
Inland areas should see temperatures in the lower 80s for the weekend. With Friday cooler than Saturday, and Saturday cooler than Sunday. Friday morning will begin clouds and gray with sunshine appearing in the afternoon. Come the weekend, morning clouds won’t be as prominent and blue skies should be much more common.
Updated Thursday evening by Chief Meteorologist Travis Knudsen on August 16, 2018.
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