Today is going to be a very summer like day across the Pacific Northwest:
– Sunny all day
– The morning sounding (weather balloon) shows +14.6 degrees over Salem at around 5,000′. Even a bit warmer than expected
– East wind is blowing through the Columbia River Gorge, gusting 25-40 mph at Vista House.
– We’re starting warmer than yesterday and with no cloud cover.
I think this spells a high today somewhere between 82-85 degrees in Portland. The record for today is 79 set back in 1982.
Enjoy the summer temps for a couple of days, a tremendous marine push arrives Monday night, and Tuesday’s high temps under cloudy skies will be 15-20 degrees colder! Probably only 60 or so.