Showers, Then Sun Returns

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Evening Forecast Discussion: 

Big contrast from the sunny, warm upper 70s from Sunday to showers, low 60s today. The front has cleared the Cascades tonight, and while we’ll carry a small chance for some isolated showers, we’ll mainly see a chilly and dry night into Tuesday.

Another low pressure area drops into the state on Tuesday afternoon for another round of showers and sun breaks. Because the air aloft will be very chilly, the sunshine might help to de-stabilize the airmass, which usually means we get showers mixed with small hail. Highs again will be chilly in the low 60s.

Wednesday starts the dry stretch for a couple of days with high pressure aloft. However, because of the cold air near the surface, we’re likely setting up for a couple of dense fog mornings in the valleys. But it’ll be back to full sunshine by the afternoons and highs in the low to mid 60s.

The quiet weather pattern overall extends throughout the rest of the week and even into the weekend. There’s a chance a cold front may punch through the ridge for Saturday, but it’s looking weak at best. We’ll keep watch of it.

Have a great Tuesday!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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