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Monday May 16
A favorable turn toward normal May weather is in the works.  In fact, a 5-to-6 consecutive day dry spell is on the charts.  Read on for the reveal.
This week will start dry, although cloudiness will hinder the sunshine, at times.  The next WET system is due to arrive early Wed, so complete any ground work ahead of Wed, if the soil is dry enough.  Thu looks to be quite chilly for May, with showers early.  Fri morning could be the coldest of the week, although temps should hold above freezing (excluding the usual cold spots east of the Cascades).  The turn starts this Friday.
Yes.  Model solutions are beginning to agree on a DRY SPELL that could last through the coming weekend on into the middle of next week.  That would be a 6 day run, if it verifies.  For Vancouver Island  NW WA Patrons, an increase in the onshore flow late Sat & Sunday will likely push cool marine clouds inland.  Temperatures in OR should remain mild.  For Monday - Wed, May 23-25, cloudiness over the Puget Sound is possible, with sunny Western OR topping out in the upper 60s to lower 70s.  Thursday May 26 could be one more dry day, or the beginning of the turn back to wet, too early to call.
Memorial Weekend approaches with another turn in the weather.  Unfortunately, back to damp, chilly conditions.  Indications are that by Thu or Fri May 26,27 rain will return, on & off, through the holiday weekend.  Sat May 28 may be the drier/warmer day of the holiday.  A second front arrives from the NW on Sunday, ushering in what could be the coldest Memorial Day in recent memory.  Time will tell.
June is trending to start out dry & mild.  
Topical Tropical:  The 1st tropical storm of the season has been showing on the long-range charts and tracking towards the west coast of FL around Wed May 25.  The system could begin to develop southwest of Cuba, near the Yucatan.  Should this verify, ANA will be the name and the media will get fired up.
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