Rainy Wednesday, Then It’s Time For Sun!

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Tuesday’s Weather Discussion from Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton 

The next wave of rain is approaching the coast tonight bringing some heavy rain overnight through early Wednesday morning, in addition to some strong winds at the coast in the morning. The heaviest rain should be passing through by 8-9am, tapering off to scattered showers throughout the rest of the day. Winds early may reach 35-45mph with higher gusts at the coast pre-dawn, while inland valleys will see gusty conditions most of the afternoon as the front is passing overhead.

Rainfall amounts look to be around .50″ inland, possibly more at the coast and in the mountains. Thursday, the wet weather start to break up by early afternoon and we’ll begin a nice stretch of weather heading into the first of June. Highs will be in the low 60s on Wednesday, back into the mid to upper 60s on Thursday. Friday sees some morning clouds in the valley, but by the afternoon, we’ll all be seeing sunny skies and a nice return into the low 70s.

By the weekend, a sizable high pressure ridge rebuilds across the Eastern Pacific and starts to draw up much warmer air into the Northwest. We’ll see highs push back into the mid to upper 70s and back to dry, sunny skies Friday through early next week. With both Duck and Beaver baseball teams hosting teams, it should be a great weekend for college playoff baseball.

Have a great Wednesday!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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