CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
A few late afternoon thunderstorms are out there, but most are outside our area albeit from a few straglers in SE Douglas County. Also on the move, the marine layer is blanketing the coast and will spill into the inland valleys overnight tonight. So expect a mostly cloudy start for most areas (except the mountains) and lows on the mild side, in the mid to upper 40s.
The low will continue to pull afternoon thunderstorms further south and east, so I think the southern Cascades will see some coverage tomorrow, but that’s it. Starting off cloudy tomorrow, but a nice finish with sunny skies and as the low moves away, the high pressure ridge off Washington’s coast will move in. That will help highs move back up into the upper 70s tomorrow and likely near 80 by Friday.
Saturday also will be warm but there’s a chance an actual cold front might move through, bringing the first rain chances in some time early Sunday. It won’t be a lot of rain but the cold front is our best chance at ANY rain that we’ve had in about two weeks. Cooler, and more typically cloudy weather will return for the beginning of next week.
Have a great Wednesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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