A strong ridge of high pressure is centered over the Pacific Northwest right now. It has shifted far enough inland to set up a light offshore flow for Tuesday and when that happens it gets very warm, very fast. The National Weather Service has posted a Heat Advisory for the Willamette Valley, The Coast Range and the foothills of The Cascades. High temperatures will reach well into the 90’s. We could even break a record high or two.
This heat wave is short lived as a low pressure system will come along and flatten out the high pressure. This will turn the flow back to our normal westerly flow. Thus temperatures will return to normal. Wednesday will be 10 degrees cooler for everyone. So, 80’s for the inland areas and upper 60’s on the coast. Most areas will start out with a few clouds burning off to full sunshine.
These comfortable conditions with plenty of afternoon sun will last into the 4th of July and on through the holiday weekend. Enjoy!