Forecasts turned out just right today with 80s along parts of the coastline and low 90s around the metro area. Aurora was the warm spot in our area with a 93 degree high.
Somehow Eugene only hit 85…not sure what was going on down there.
Tomorrow will be much cooler at the Coast as a strong NW wind kicks in during the afternoon. That will also pour inland and cap our temperatures off in the lower 80s. Good news, no hot weather for tomorrow but a warm and sunny late May day.
Now today’s 91 at PDX was the warmest in May in 3 years but short of the record for the date.
We have entered an unusually long warm/dry period for late May. Since I don’t expect showers Wednesday, that means ridging will take hold again for the end of the week through early next week. No model shows any decent chance for significant cooling and/or showers until at least the middle of next week. Wow, what happened to the cool/wet spring???
Enjoy the sunshine in the days ahead, it’ll be accompanied by low dewpoints Wednesday through Friday so night will be cool with pleasant afternoons.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen