Lt. McCraw’s update: Fog, frost and being a good plant parent

The trough of low pressure has moved to our east so the shower activity should begin to diminish this afternoon as a weak ridge moves over the area.

Lt. Gordon McCraw
Lt. Gordon McCraw

By Lt. Gordon McCraw
Emergency Management Director
Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office

With the clearing skies tonight, the light winds, the moisture and cooler temperatures, we have all the ingredients for patchy dense fog early tomorrow morning which, with the temperatures dropping to around 36 or 37, could also mean some patchy frost in some of the protected locations.

It would also be a good time to protect those sensitive plants.

The next front is already looming off to the west, and will push in some clouds tomorrow during the day, then some rain as it approaches the coast tomorrow night, along with some gusty winds along the beaches, to around 40 into Saturday.


The good news with this system is that it appears the main tap of rain will be to our south, into northern California.

As for the rest of the weekend, the next low pressure trough will slow to our west keeping rain in the forecast through Sunday. We see scattered showers Monday but another system means more rain Tuesday and Wednesday.

After today and tonight, the temperatures warm some, highs back to the mid 50s, lows to the mid to upper 40s.