Time for a trip out west to a town that I kind of like forecasting for. Oregon is so diverse, and so exposed to the north Pacific. You really have to trust the guidance. It’s tough some times.
At 1135PM, PT, Corvallis was reporting a temperature of 57 degrees. They weren’t reporting a sky condition, but Salem, Eugene and even Newport on the coast were all reporting clear skies. There is a broad upper level trough angled towards the Pacific Northwest, but at this time, the surface reflection was all organized in southwestern Canada.
The jet will strengthen along the Columbia Gorge, feeding into the development of low pressure in Alberta and British Columbia through the day Monday, but it will actually draw moisture in from the Plains, meaning most rain and thunder would remain north of the border. Corvallis will be dry each of the next two days, but the upper level westerlies may make things a bit cloudier than it has been tonight.
Tomorrow – Partly to mostly cloudy, High 78, Low 51
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy, High 76, Low 52
TWC: Tomorrow – Sunshine and some clouds. High 80, Low 51
Tuesday – Mostly sunny skies. High 78, Low 52
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 80, Low 50
Tuesday – Periods of clouds and sun High 77, Low 51
NWS: Tomororw – Sunny High 79, Low 51
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 76, Low 52
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny, High 78, Low 50
Tuesday – Partly cloudy, High 76, Low 52
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 79, Low 52
Tuesday – Partly Cloudy High 75, Low 52
FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon. High 80, Low 50
Tuesday – Partly cloudy in the evening. High 76, Low 49
I suspect if this forecast goes awry it will be because of temperatures varying a little too little, thanks to their being more clouds than expected. Speaking of clouds, at the moment, there are hardly any in the Pacific Northwest. Take THAT, generalizations.