Many locations saw some much needed rainfall today. Those showers will even continue tonight, though they will be more isolated in nature. Today, the highest recorded rainfall amounts have been along the coast, with Brookings surpassing one inch already. Locations along the Cascades have also seen around a quarter of an inch, with lower amount elsewhere.
The bulk of the moisture and energy that brought the showers will exit the region overnight, but a few isolated showers are possible still for Thursday. The best chance for rain will be along the coast and in the mountains. As we approach the weekend on Friday, isolated showers are still possible in the mountains and on the coast, but another warm up is on the way for next week.
As the weekend unfolds, clouds will start to clear the area. All locations will see at least mostly sunny skies by Sunday. That’s due to another ridge of high pressure building into the Northwest. Not only will this ridge bring back the sunshine we are accustomed to in early July, but the heat will return as well. Upper 90′s are in the works for the valley and northern California, with the basin seeing upper 80′s.
Chief Meteorologist Kate McKenna