Cooler Friday, Then Heating Back Up

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion: 

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More thunderstorms today, this time though, mainly east of the Cascades, while the western end of the state was socked with overcast skies most of the day. We dropped ten degrees from yesterday into the 60s for highs Thursday, but finished the month of July on a bone-dry note. In fact, we didn’t see any rain for the entire month, the first time that has happened since 2003, and 1967 before then!

Friday we’ll see some additional afternoon sunshine but with the low still moving east, highs again will be cool, in the low 70s. We should be able to get some more sun breaks by the afternoon and there may be a stray thunderstorm in the mountains, but that’s it.

By the weekend, high pressure starts to take hold once again, and it’s back to sunny and dry with highs back up in the mid to upper 80s. Next week also looks to stay on the dry and warm stretch of summer weather we’ve seen this season so far.

Have a great Friday!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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