Thunderstorm update and cool summer weather aheadJuly 13th, 2012 by Matthew Leach
What a day it has been! What started as a stormy and electrifying first half of our Friday is turning out to be mostly pleasant with frequent sunbreaks in between the ominous looking clouds above us. But that won’t last too long as more disturbances are headed our way. The National Weather Service has issued this Special Weather Statement as of 4:02 PM:
SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 402 PM PDT FRI JUL 13
.NOW… THUNDERSTORMS WERE DEVELOPING OVER THE CENTRAL CASCADES LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THESE STORMS WILL MOVE WEST…REACHING THE SOUTH SOUND REGION AND SOUTHWEST INTERIOR OF WASHINGTON BY 7 PM. THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTAIN DANGEROUS CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING…INTENSE BURSTS OF RAINFALL…AND SMALL HAIL. IF YOU HEAR THUNDER…HEAD INDOORS.
Thunderstorm activity is likely tonight and through most of tomorrow, so be warned that we’ll still be up against some stormy weather until Sunday. It appears like we’ll see more sunshine tomorrow than we have today, so expect partly sunny skies with scattered thundershowers throughout the day. Highs will be a bit warmer in the mid 70s.
Sunday will be a little more on the cloudy and cool side as a stronger front moves into the region, bringing some rain showers with it. Highs will struggle to make it much beyond 70 degrees.
Monday through next week remains a complicated forecast to say the least. Highs will stay in the mid 70s most of the week with periods of clouds, sun and rain showers. Actually, believe it or not, the weather pattern for next weeks is pretty typical for this time of year, despite the drop in temperatures! And no, thunderstorms don’t look likely this time around
The long range forecast still advertises near normal temperatures with equally as normal precipitation over the next 10 days, so maybe it’ll be good to introduce normality in the forecast again
Stay safe everyone!
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