An upper-level cut- off low will bringing quite a different aray of weather to the region over the next several days than what we’ve seen so far this July. Expect much cooler temperatures across the region today, about ten degrees cooler than yesterday; and tomorrow we’ll see temperatures about twenty degrees cooler than the weekend!
We have a slight chance for some thunderstorms east of the Cascades this afternoon and in the Valleys may see a couple late tonight. Tomorrow is the big event though withe scattered thunderstorms throughout tomorrow. The west side of the mountains can expect to see heavy rainfall in thunderstorms whereas the the east side will seeing drier storms, but more of them and windier conditions. These conditions on the east side coupled with the hot dry weather we’ve been experiencing has opted the National Weather Service to put a fire weather watch in effect for tomorrow.
Depending on how long the cut-off low lingers in our area will determine how long we see wet weather. For now it looks like the system will start to head East on Thursday causing for showers to end late Wednesday. However, the forecast may need to be modified over the next couple of days to keep rain in the forecast a bit longer if the low appears to stick around through the end of the week.
As of now the weekend is looking hot and dry!
Thanks for logging on and have a great Monday!
Meteorologist Megan Parry