Exclusive Summaries & Forecasts For
The Inland Northwest
By Climatologist Bob Lutz
Inland Northwest Summary Issued:
Long-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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Short-Term Weather Outlook
Breezy conditions and much
cooler temperatures will be the main weather story today in the wake of some overnight showers. In addition, I can't totally
rule out a couple of scattered Instability showers and isolated thunderstorms this afternoon in the marginally unstable
atmosphere. For Sunday and into early next week, we will enjoy some sunshine after patchy morning fog, but temperatures
will remain on the cooler side of normal. Most of the major moisture will remain south of the region early in the week
which will result in mostly dry conditions.
Beyond Tuesday, model agreement remains very poor concerning precipitation chances; however, some models continue
to hint at the chance of more widespread precipitation toward the later half of next week as stronger storms offer
a better potential of survival as they move inland. This could be our first opportunity of a more "widespread" heavier
precipitation event for the Inland Northwest by the upcoming weekend should this pattern come to fruition. Again, model agreement
is extremely poor at this time, so Stay tuned!
(Please note that updated
Weather Summaries will be issued as needed, and at times twice daily during periods of very active weather and winter
storm episodes. During periods of inactive weather, updates will be less frequent)