Wednesday’s Weather Discussion from Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
Good blast of rain early this morning, but by dinnertime, it was partly cloudy and nary a shower in sight (with the exception of a few at the coast.) Overnight, we’ll keep a slight chance for some light drizzle and/or a passing shower at times, and with the cooler air spilling in, lows should fall back down into the mid 40s with overcast skies in the morning.
Thursday is our ‘transition” day, meaning the influence of low pressure moving out and high pressure building in. What that translates into for you and me is a cloudy start with sunshine breaking out through the afternoon and highs slowly climbing back into the mid to upper 60s. 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. Next week, the sunny skies hold on and a heat low or thermal trough starts to build off the Northern CA coast. That usually works in our favor for a very warm couple of days. I’m looking at highs climbing into the upper 70s and even low 80s next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Have a great Thursday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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