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Warm Start to Summer

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High pressure will be building into the region today returning more sunshine and seasonable temperatures just in time for the first full day of Summer. Tomorrow again will be warmer with increasing clouds in the afternoon as a front approaches the coast. This front will bring rain to the coast Saturday night and move inland during the day Sunday bringing rain and cooler temperatures across the viewing area. We could see a thunderstorm or two pop up in the Cascades, but expect any thunderstorm activity to be isolated.

A stronger front will move through Monday bringing heavier rain and much cooler temperatures. The heaviest rain will hit the coast, mountains and northern California but all areas will see some decent (much needed) rain. The National Weather Service is reporting that a heavy rain in early Summer is a very rare event, in fact this event could be 140 to 160 percent of normal! This is good news as all areas in the viewing area are well below normal for the water year, and with a forecasted above normal fire season we can use all the rain we can get.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry