Brief hot spell updateAugust 13th, 2012 by Matthew Leach
Just a little bit of time this morning before a more detailed forecast this evening. It looks like the summer forecast a couple days ago will definitely be materializing, but much stronger than first anticipated! We may very well be redoing our little August heatwave a couple weeks ago, except this time we may get more of a “kick” to it, meaning the chance for some thunderstorms directly following the hot spell. I’ll explain more about that later tonight.
Here’s an excerpt from the National Weather Service’s forecast discussion this morning:
THURSDAY PROMISES TO BE A HOT DAY OVER ALMOST THE
ENTIRE FORECAST AREA WITH TEMPERATURES WELL INTO THE 80S NEAR THE
AND INTO THE LOWER TO MID 90S NEAR THE CASCADES AND IN THE INTERIOR FROM SEATTLE SOUTHWARD. THE LOW-LEVEL THERMALLY
INDUCED TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES FRIDAY ON THE COAST COOL INTO THE
70S…BUT FRIDAY WILL BE AS HOT AS THURSDAY IN THE INTERIOR. THE 2-DAY PERIOD THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY WILL SEE SIMILAR
TEMPERATURES AS WHAT WAS EXPERIENCED ON 4-5 AUG 2012. A MARINE PUSH WILL GIVE COOLING ON SATURDAY AND A PASSING UPPER
LEVEL TROUGH LATER IN THE WEEKEND MAY PROVIDE SOME THUNDERSTORMS
More updates this evening…for now, try to stay cool!