Friday June 9
Grab a morn’n Mug and read on for the current extended forecast.
The Drips. For certain areas west of the Cascades - essentially from Portland north into BC & the east side - the notable bit of precipitation, which started last night, will continue on/off into Sat. Typically, our moisture comes from the west, however, this time a broad Low pressure trough is positioned east of the Cascades, spinning clouds & some rain from east-to-west. We ‘saw’ this pattern in our last report, but at the time, models held the moisture east of the Cascades. Other than wandering thunderstorms, it is rather unusual for steady rain to move in from the east-southeast. However, given the stretch of dry wx of late, this short rain event can be appreciated. Crop protection programs will be critical.
The Dry. Dry weather will continue elsewhere around the PNW, and be back again for the areas noted above by Sunday. We will have some warm days (upper 80s, maybe a 90+ in the usual hot spots) mixed in with pleasant afternoons because of onshore breezes moderating summer temps. Overall, we can expect dry conditions to remain in play through at least Jun 23rd. At that time, another shot of moisture from the SE may set off thunderstorms in the mountains, which could drift west. Seasonal temperatures throughout the period.
🌀Topical Tropical. On Jun 18th, A tropical depression / storm may move into the Gulf of Mexico from south of Cuba setting up the first potential hurricane threat for Gulf Coast states around Jun 21-23. We’ll monitor closely, because we have Patrons & family in that region of the country.
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