Sunny days and high temperatures forecasted for Clark County

Mother’s Day Weekend could see temperatures hit 90 degrees

VANCOUVER — Let’s hope mom likes warm weather.

Weather forecasts for Clark County for Mother’s Day Weekend are predicting that temperatures could reach 90 degrees on Friday or Saturday before cooling off to an expected 80 degrees on Sunday and back into the 70s next week.

This photo from Spring 2018 shows an area resident getting some sun at Fort Vancouver. Clark County residents will have the opportunity to enjoy warm weather this weekend as temperatures are expected to rise to the high 80s and possibly 90 degrees. Photo by Mike Schultz
This photo from Spring 2018 shows an area resident getting some sun at Fort Vancouver. Clark County residents will have the opportunity to enjoy warm weather this weekend as temperatures are expected to rise to the high 80s and possibly 90 degrees. Photo by Mike Schultz

“Our wind will turn offshore between Thursday and Saturday (moving in an east to west direction), which will essentially shut off that cool air moving in from the coast,’’ wrote Fox 12 Oregon Meteorologist Jeff Forgeron in his Wednesday weather forecast on www.kptv.com/weather/. “The coast is forecast to soar into the 70s (and potentially the low 80s), while the Portland metro can expect highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. It still looks likely that we’ll break one or two daily record high temperatures.

“Having said that, it’s also worth noting that our taste of Summer will be somewhat short-lived,’’ Forgeron wrote. “Onshore flow from the Pacific will take over between the end of the weekend and the start of next week, promoting a cooling trend. In addition to that, we’ll start to see more cloud cover and the possibility of a few showers early next week.’’

The Fox 12 Oregon 7-day forecast is for temperatures to hit 88 degrees on Thursday, 90 on Friday and 88 again on Saturday. Those temperatures are much higher than the average for those dates in the Portland Metro area.

According to weatherspark.com, the average temperature range for the next four days is between 48 and 65 degrees with temperatures “rarely’’ exceeding 79 degrees.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting slightly lower temperatures for the next few days than Fox 12 Oregon.  NWS predicts temperatures hitting 85 degrees on Thursday, 88 degrees on Friday and Saturday and down to 79 degrees on Sunday.

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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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