METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Hurricane Isaac continues to slam the Gulf Coast with heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge. Thunderstorms and tornadoes are all a threat to southern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. For the latest details on the track and intensity from the National Hurricane Center click here: ISAAC
Back home our weather is very mild. In fact, as summer break winds down, the weather also seems to be heading toward fall. It will become more and more common for us to see more days in the 70s than 90s, but technically most of September is still considered summer and on average our high temperature in September is higher than June (but not July or August).
This week had definitely been cooler than normal and has been because of a trough of low pressure sitting just off shore. We’ve also had a storm sitting up near Vancouver Island affecting our weather.
That storm will move through western Washington today and has bought in mostly cloudy skies across the region. By this afternoon it’ll be back to sunny skies, but our temperatures will stay cool, only making it to the mid 70s.
The jet stream will head back north at the end of the week and our skies will clear under north winds. Thursday will be a transition day with morning clouds, afternoon sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Friday through Labor Day you can expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s.
Have a great Wednesday!
Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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