Heat & Some T-Storms For The Weekend

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:  

Mild tonight and even with clear skies, temperatures won’t fall that much out of the upper 50s and low 60s. That means a quick return to the 80s and yes, a five straight day of 90 degrees in some spots. The heat will continue on into the weekend.

High pressure remains the dominant weather pattern for the rest of the week, weekend, and into next week. So, hot weather fans will continue to enjoy days climbing into low 90s and sunny skies. The way to beat the heat (besides A/C) is to head to the coast where highs have been consistently holding in the low to mid 60s. Now, you give up some of the sunshine as the marine layer has been hugging the beaches for the past few days, but certainly cooler than the inland valleys.

Heading into the weekend, an upper level low will swing in from off the California coast, helping to trigger thunderstorms across the Cascades and because of the hot and unstable nature of the air, we might see some hefty ones. Later that evening, some storms might try and slide on into the valleys. We’ll keep a watch on that. Saturday also carries thunderstorm chances for the mountains, inland should be a tad cloudier in the morning but highs will again stay hot, in the low 90s.

Early next week, the ridge strengthens and we’re looking at low to mid 90s inland from Monday through midweek. No rain chances nor a break from the heat is likely anytime soon.

Have a great Wednesday night!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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