Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Sunday Night Forecast Discussion:
**Wildfire information: Oregon Wildfires ***
Morning clouds on Monday were a bit more stubborn than expected, but we still saw some quick clearing by mid-afternoon. We’ll hang on to mostly clear skies for the rest of tonight so if you want to do a little star-gazing, head out to the country roads and get a good view of the Perseid meteor showers. Peak time should be around midnight to 4am Tuesday.
That pesky low pressure center has finally moved off the Washington coast so we’ll start to warm back up with high pressure building in from the east and a weaker on-shore wind. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will be back up into the mid and upper 80s both days. The cool morning clouds should also hold at the coast for the next couple of mornings.
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