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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The significant weakening of our summer high pressure ridge will allow another storm to take up residence over the
Northwest giving us some gusty winds and an increasing chance of scattered showers & thunderstorms as the week progresses. I
still don't see any "widespread" threat of severe weather; however, there could be some isolated strong winds and small
hail with any thunderstorms that development during the late afternoon hours.
below normal temperatures, and a chance of scattered showers & thunderstorms will remain with us into the upcoming weekend. High
pressure is then expected to re-build in the wake of the latest storm. That will result in improving conditions with temperatures
returning to above normal readings by next week.