Looks like we’re finally moving back to summer after that brief rain break. How long will it last this time?
Thursday – High 69°F, Low 57°F; Showers mainly in the morning with a few scattered showers in the afternoon. Winds were breezy for most of the day, calming down by the evening. Mostly cloudy all day as well, with a couple sun breaks.
Wednesday – High 75°F; The morning started out a little cloudy, but things cleared up in the afternoon. Winds were a little breezy as well.
WARNINGS – There are actually no warnings out right now.
FIRES – Fire report was filed as of 9:31am 7/25. The rain has helped out significantly, but there’s still some work to be done. There are currently 4 fires we’re keeping track on in Washington. One has been around for a bit, but I haven’t touched on it since it isn’t as high of a danger as the others. The Lone Mountain fire is nearby Stehekin, and is only just over 2.5 square miles. It is 0% contained, but it seems like the firefighters have a decent handle on it with fuel reduction work. Now for the 3 major fires. Mills Canyon is now 95% contained, and the fire behavior is reported to be minimal. The Chiwaukum Complex is now 25% contained. A large section of Highway 2 is still closed, and they’re still watching out for flooding since there have been reports of debris flows in the Entiat Drainage. Finally, there’s the Carlton fires, which are now 55% contained, a huge improvement since Wednesday. Evacuations are still in effect, but some have been reduced or lifted, and power crews are now working on getting new power lines up. For a map, see here, and for more details, see here.
It looks like the jet stream will continue to slowly trek north again, bringing warmer air as well. A ridge will start to build Saturday evening, which should warm things up even more.
No frontal system in the sea level pressure model, or any systems really. Just some slightly increasing pressure that will help clear things up. This model won’t be posted this week.
The majority of the weekend will be dry, save for the Olympics. They will get scattered showers overnight and tomorrow evening as well. Sunday looks to be completely dry, and I see no potential for thunderstorms. There is a little bloom of CAPE on Sunday, but it doesn’t look like there’s enough moisture for storms.
Saturday will start out cloudy in the morning, mainly near the water. As the day progresses, there will be some scattered clouds mainly over Kitsap and the Olympics. That will all clear up late night, and by the time Sunday rolls around, we can expect clear skies.
Since Sunday will be dry for the most part, I will only post the 24hr precipitation totals for Saturday.
We’re going to go back to our usual wind routine, but with a little bit more of a change through the day. Things will be calm overnight and into the morning, but as the day progresses the winds will pick up. It’s looking like the wind will have decent speed near the coast and over the waterways, so expect breezy conditions in the afternoon and evening hours.
The warm up will continue over the weekend as we move closer to the temperatures we were seeing a couple weeks ago. Saturday will see highs in the mid to high 70s, with lows in the high 50s. Sunday will see warmer temperatures, with the majority of the Sound breaking into the low 80s. Lows will be the same as Saturday.
TL;DR: Remember a couple weeks ago? Yea. That’s what it’ll be. Oh, and the parade will have great weather.