80s at every single weather station along the north/central Oregon coast today…plus a few spots touched 90. That is incredible for April.
In fact it appears Florence’s high of 91 was only a little below the hottest places in California today.
Crazy stuff, here in the valleys we stopped in the low to mid 80s. With a slightly warmer atmosphere tomorrow, a warmer start, and a little less wind, we should see mid-upper 80s in the valleys Monday.
The models have gradually been holding the weak offshore flow more into Tuesday so our temperature forecasts have gradually been rising. As a result, mid-upper 80s will still around Tuesday as well.
Beyond that, more typical warm-ish April weather Wednesday-Friday, then back to cooler/showery for at least a few days.
As of this evening, April 2016 is the warmest on record in Portland, it’ll be interesting if we hold onto that record over the next 12 days.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen