High clouds are moving over the forecast area this morning, associated with a weak cold front moving through the Pacific Northwest today. It’s not too impressive, and lacks substantial moisture to produce good cloud cover or precipitation. The high clouds will pass to our south and west by midday and clear skies will prevail, allowing temperatures to warm up similarly to yesterday.
The 7 day forecast is continuing to show an extended period of dry weather, however a typhoon in the Western Pacific (near Japan) is moving into the Gulf of Alaska come the middle of next week as an extratropical system. That basically means it is a dying typhoon, or hurricane, with a high moisture content. This could be moving into the Pacific Northwest shortly after that, so will require a good watch come Monday, Tuesday. It’s certainly likely most of the rain stays to the North.
For now, cool mornings and warm afternoons are the main weather headlines. By the weekend, highs will be in the mid 70’s across the Valley and mid to upper 60’s in the Klamath Basin.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese