High pressure is hanging on over the West keeping us warm and dry. The high is spinning up warm unstable air from the Desert Southwest. That is keeping our inland temperatures warmer than normal and sparking thunderstorms along the Cascades and into Central and Eastern Oregon.
Wednesday will be very warm again with temperatures topping out in the low 90’s inland and mid 60’s along the coast. Few thunderstorms expected except for an isolated one along the Cascade Ridge. Thursday our chances for thunderstorms return and will last through the weekend.
The coast will remain cool all the way through the weekend with high temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s. Each morning will start with low cloud cover that burns off to partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies by afternoon.