Exclusive Summaries & Forecasts For
The Inland Northwest
By Climatologist Bob Lutz
Inland Northwest Summary Issued:
Short-Term Weather Model Agreement for the Pacific Northwest is:
(POOR= Forecast Changes are Likely * GOOD= Fair Agreement, but Changes are Possible * EXCELLENT= Changes Unlikely)
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Very hot temperatures are expected to continue under a large ridge of high pressure. Moisture from both the Desert
Southwest and the Pacific will slowly move into the area from south to north. This will increase the relative humidity along
with the chance of scattered thunderstorms, especially in the southern zones and near the mountains. The best chance of more
widespread thunderstorm activity looks to be Saturday Afternoon and evening.
Most of the long range models
are indicating that the large ridge of high pressure will loosen its grip next week and be centered more into Montana. This
in turn should allow for some slight cooling in our temperatures. In addition, this could open the door for more moisture
to slide up from the southwest and keep alive at least a chance of scattered thunderstorms through most of next week; however,
the models are at odds as to how much moisture will survive the trip Inland.