Warmer Start To Summer

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Summer starts in the Pacific Time Zone at 10:04 tonight and it will not be feeling like Summer tonight as another chilly night is on tap, but the first full day of Summer will feel more like it should. High pressure begins to build in tomorrow through Saturday bringing more sunshine and seasonable temperatures with 80s  returning to the west side valleys and 70s to the east side. This warm up and dry out is short-lived as a a potent cold front arrives Saturday night.

The cold front will spread rain inland during the day Sunday with decent rain falling through Tuesday and showers continuing into Wednesday. At this time it looks like the heaviest rain will fall at the coast into northern California on Monday, but all areas will see rain through this event. Temperatures will also drop 5 to 10 degrees below normal, which is cool but not as chilly as the temperatures we saw the last couple of days.

Weather News: The second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is Tropical Storm Barry with sustained winds of 45mph and will be making landfall in Veracruz, Mexico today. Alaska is seeing highs climb into the 80s and 90s as a high pressure is bringing clear skies to the region and with Summer starting tonight, cities in Alaska are seeing 20 to 24 hours of daylight. When you get 24 hours of sunshine with few clouds, it’s easy to see why they are seeing such hot temperatures! Record breaking heat is also hitting most of the country as a high pressure ridge is also located over the Midwest blocking the storm pattern from bringing cooler weather to the region. The Pacific Northwest on the other hand is the starting point for all the storms before they head north, and one of these storms brought a rotating funnel cloud five miles northwest of Roseburg damaging a portable boat shed and a fence. And Crater Lake saw about two inches of snow yesterday! It sure is a wacky end to Spring!

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Meteorologist Megan Parry