Cooler & Calmer Weather

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The cut-off low that brought us thunderstorms yesterday has pushed north out of the area and today will be a much calmer weather day with unseasonably cool temperatures. Over the weekend a cold front will push through and a trough will settle over the Pacific Northwest, this will act to keep temperatures 5 to 10 degrees below normal through the weekend. The weather pattern of a trough allows disturbances to slide in the backside and bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms. This weekend there is a slight chance for thunderstorms late in the day Saturday and Sunday, with a better chance Sunday. Storms will mainly develop along and east of the Cascades and storms will be isolated…nothing compared to what we saw yesterday.

The trough will be with us through next week which means cooler temperatures will as well. We could also see more disturbances slide through and bring the potential for thunderstorms. The timing of the disturbances is uncertain at this time, so stay tuned to Newswatch12 for the latest thunderstorm threat as we head into next week. At this time it does not look likely that we will see a widespread event like yesterday.

Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Megan Parry