Long Range Thoughts: 80 degrees, here we come!July 2nd, 2012 by Matthew Leach
**Updated 7 Day Forecast to reflect positive changes in the weather system to affect us today. It moved through much faster than expected this morning. As a result, expect partly sunny skies with only a few showers possible (especially in and around the Puget Sound Convergence Zone) until 2-3 pm, then we should dry out…for good **
Ready for some more of that summer weather May offered us about a month and a half ago? Lately weather models have been trending that way. In fact, the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting that the next 6-14 days will feature a fair chance for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation which means we should at least get some decent summer weather over the next couple weeks.
A gradual but dramatic warming process begins tomorrow. From July 4th onward we’ll be well on our way towards swimming weather as a large ridge of high pressure builds in offers mostly clear days and pleasantly warm temperatures through most of the weekend and into next week. In fact, most long range projections beyond 7 days are showing no precipitation at all, although there is the chance we could have a few mornings with low clouds clearing away to sun which could stunt temperatures a little bit.
But overall, we have some great summer weather to look forward to. And wouldn’t you know it? The saying rings true again: “Summer in Western Washington doesn’t really start until July 5th.”
Have a great evening,