Summer Weather Returns This Week

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Sunday Night Forecast Discussion: 

**Wildfire information: Oregon Wildfires ***

The storm that brought some nasty thunderstorms this weekend is now pushing back out to sea off the Washington coastline and we’ll see the return of more typical summer weather this week: warm, dry, with morning clouds.

Starting tomorrow, a few hours of morning clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine and highs back in the low 80s. Heading into midweek, the jet stream heads into Canada and the warmer air sitting in the Eastern side of the state will spill westward. So expect highs to move back into the mid to upper 80s by Wednesday and Thursday, mid 60s and sunny at the coast.

Friday and the weekend, a SW airmass kicks in from another low pressure center offshore which will likely help to fire up some afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains Friday and Saturday. While it doesn’t look like any of those will become severe, be mindful if you will be camping/hiking in the Cascades this weekend. Highs in the valleys will cool just a few degrees into the low 80s but staying mostly sunny and dry.

Have a great Tuesday!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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