This weekend sure felt like Summer and as we head into the unofficial start of Fall it will be feeling a little cooler…briefly. A closed-low is rotating off shore and will be influencing our weather through Thursday, for most areas that just means a few more clouds and breezy winds. Shortwave disturbances will pass over the area through midweek and will bring a chance for light showers, mainly to the coast and Cascades. The strongest winds will be along and east of the Cascades with gusts up to 30 mph, and since it will remain fairly dry it’s smart to be fire safe. All areas will also see cooler temperatures into Thursday with highs dropping 5 to 10 degrees below normal on Thursday before a warming trend begins Friday into the weekend.
This low will move inland on Thursday and will bring everyone the chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms. The best chance for thunderstorms for now will be along and east of the Cascades, and we will continue to monitor this storms system and the threat for thunderstorms. The storm threat is short-lived, and so is the cool down as high pressure centered over the Pacific will build in at week’s end into the weekend bringing warmer, drier and calmer weather.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry