The upper-level low that has brought us showery weather the last several days will shift north today allowing for a drier, sunnier and warmer day across the region. A few light showers possible through early this morning and will diminish by mid-morning returning partly cloudy skies to the area, very similar to the last couple of days. The difference is we won’t see showers return this evening! This evening we’ll have partly cloudy to mostly clear skies, perfect for the Boatnik firework show tonight at 9:45! We’ll stay dry through the Boatnik parade tomorrow morning and through the early afternoon. Late tomorrow afternoon a few light showers move in and the potential for afternoon and evening thunderstorms east of the Cascades; these thunderstorms are the best chance for the east side to see any precipitation.
Sunday another disturbance will bring the chance for showers through the day and late afternoon and evening thunderstorms inland from the coast to the east side. Weather models are in disagreement on the strength of Sundays pattern ranging from isolated showers to widespread showers. If you plan to do outdoor activities this holiday weekend, especially hiking and camping, be prepared for conditions to change quickly, in particular Sunday late afternoon and again Monday. Thunderstorms can produce heavy rain, small hail and gusty winds.
Next week it looks like another cut-off low is going to settle over the Pacific Northwest continuing the cooler temperatures, though not as cold as earlier this week, and showery weather.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry