Rufus at the WxCafe® pushes the pause button. Robin
Monday June 29
Tipping the morning mug to a 41st Wedding Anniversary today! A partial pause from fresh fruit season. The other partial pause is the tap down of the expected weekend heat (west side patrons) because of the clouds. Wx models & forecasters do miss, so if you want to complain about not hitting triple digits in the Willamette Valley this weekend, sign up to spill your morning beverage on the 'empty cup' list to your right on The WxCafe (TM) Counter. Seriously, the pause in the heat wave is gladly accepted by all. More heat on the way.
Cooler temps - because of the slight shift in the high pressure ridge - will yield to hot afternoon temps by Thu / Fri this week. The humidity will not be so high with the next round of heat. Expect the upper 90s in most locations by Fri, holding through the weekend. That said, don't be surprised if a 100+ reading, west of the Cascades, hits the books in your location during the extended holiday (esp southern OR). For patrons in the eastern basins, it was a true barn burner this weekend, with temps above 105 in many locations. Yikes. Triple digit temps are on tap for the holiday weekend.
On Sunday, July 5 we may get another southerly flow aloft that generates thunderstorms (fire issues, too) on both sides of the Cascades. That would tap temps down, like the past couple of days. Then, as the first full week of July gets underway, a westerly flow will cool areas west of the Cascades into the 80s south, 70s Puget Sound north by July 8 or 9th. Seasonal temps across the PNW for the balance of the week of July 6-10.
By the weekend of July 11-12, models argue -->> either mild (80s), toasty 90s, or something in between with chance for thunderstorms. Too early to firm up of a definite outlook. Keep the iced beverage handy.
Bottom of the Cup: lucky break in the heat for a couple more days, then bam, back at it after the partial pause. NO general threat for rain (other than under a boomer) through mid-July. Typical.
Worth repeating: "Writing TV humor isn't as hard as listening to it."
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