The weather pattern across the Inland Northwest continues to be dominated by a positively tilted trough of low pressure draped over the region. The closed low circulation that brought yesterday`s convection was slowly moving eastward across northern Oregon early this morning. Expect clearing skies with mostly sunny conditions by noon with afternoon high temperatures today in the upper 70’s to near 80 degrees.
A reinforcing trough will drop southward into southern British Columbia on our Independence Day Thursday. This weather system will bring an increase in clouds and wind to Northcentral Washington with highs tomorrow in the lower 80’s.
On Friday, another slow moving upper level trough is expected to settle over the Pacific Northwest and linger over the region through at least Monday. Expect mostly sunny skies each day with afternoon high temperatures primarily in the mid 80’s through the 4-day period.
There is very good weather model agreement that our extended weather picture into early and late next week will feature a strong ridge of high pressure developing over the western U.S. Hot summer weather may once again return next week with sunny skies and afternoon high temperatures into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s.