A Few Showers Then Warming Up

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A cold front will bring showers to the coast today with a few isolated sprinkles possible for west side areas this morning. Spotty showers also possible in the Cascades today with a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, mainly north of Crater Lake. Ahead of this front winds will be breezy with the gusty winds for one more day along and east of the Cascade. After the system passes this evening winds will calm.

High pressure will build over the Great Basin through early Sunday causing a gradual warming trend as well as sunny and dry conditions. An upper low will approach the Pacific Northwest on Labor Day but the ridge over the mid-section of the country will slow this system down and act to weaken it. I’m leaving a slight chance for isolated showers for Monday from the coast to the Cascades. There is limited instability in the Cascades Monday but enough for the mention of a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms Monday afternoon. That means if you’re headed to the high country for the long weekend, be prepared for conditions to change quickly Monday afternoon.

While this cold front won’t bring much in the way of rainfall, it will act to cool temperatures back to the mid-80s for west side valleys and upper-70s for east side locations after the warmer temperatures Saturday and Sunday.

Thanks for logging on and have a great Thursday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry