Curious Weather: Frosty Nights, Sunny Days for Oregon This Week
(Salem, Oregon) – It's a tale of two kinds of weather in Oregon for the next week, as the weekend and much of the week look to be extra sunny and pleasant during the day, but chilly at night. (pictured above: above Portland at night)
It’s even resulted in a frost advisory for northwest Oregon and southwest Washington at night, but a freeze warning in eastern parts of the state like Pendleton.
The Oregon coast is getting hit with an extra dose of pleasant weather, and conditions are ripe to even make things feel hot, as the sun reflects off the ocean and heats up the region even more. This weather pattern, like in Portland and other parts of the Willamette Valley, is expected to last until Thursday, when things may start to get rainy. (more on frost advisory story - - more on general coast weather for this week)
The north coast and rural northwest Oregon and southwest Washington are under a frost advisory for tonight (Saturday). But the weather in Portland is expected to stay lovely and sunny through Thursday, with temperatures in the 60’s.
Most everywhere around the state is expected to be sunny and in either the 60’s or low 70’s through the majority of the week, with colder temperatures happening at night, often around 37 degrees.
Eugene, for example, will get a high of 63 degrees during the day, but dip down to 36 degrees on Monday morning and 39 degrees on Tuesday morning.
The Blue Mountains area and Pendleton are under a freeze advisory tonight from the National Weather Service (NWS). This includes the foothills of the Blue Mountains in Oregon and Washington, Yakima and Kittitas valleys, Columbia Basin, and for northern Wheeler and southern Gilliam counties. Like the frost advisory for other parts of the state, clear skies and light winds are letting the temperatures plummet to below freezing – possibly for about an hour in the middle of the night.
This could affect agriculture in the area and other kinds of vegetation, but not travel in any way.
“Potted plants normally left outdoors should be covered or brought inside, away from the cold,” the NWS said in a bulletin.
Complete Oregon weather can found here.