High pressure returns this weekend bringing patchy morning fog for west-side valleys, cool mornings and mild and sunny afternoons. In fact morning lows will be unseasonably cool while afternoon highs will climb 5 to 10 degrees above average! Clouds will increase late Sunday as a frontal boundary approaches though weather models are now pushing this system mainly north of our region. For now I’m keeping a chance for showers for the area on Monday though this may change if the ridge remains and keeps the storm track north. Wednesday we’ll bring in a better chance for showers across the region with breezy winds and isolated showers into the end of the week.
By week’s end a potent storm system is gearing up to hit the west coast, the timing and location of the bulk of the storms is uncertain at this time. Models continue to push it further south which would bring the bulk of the moisture to central and southern California. Any precipitation for the west coast is good news and while coastal Oregon’s drought conditions have been down-graded to ‘Moderate’ inland areas remain at ‘Severe’ while southern and central California remain at ‘Extreme’ and ‘Exceptional.’ Stay tuned to Newswatch12 through the weekend for all the updates on what to expect with next week’s chance for showers.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry