Warmer weather on the way

Feb 4, 2016 10:05 PM by Kris Kuyper

Sunshine returned this afternoon, but temperatures didn't warm that much. Next week is looking much warmer, however... we may see record high temperatures!

Our Thursday started with clouds but finished with sunshine, as the remnants of Wednesday's storm moved east. We'll continue to see a mix of sun and clouds over the next couple of days, as Pacific storms move mostly into the Pacific Northwest, but not entirely: high pressure isn't strong enough yet to keep us sunny. Temperatures will warm, but only a bit by Saturday.

The ridge really strengthens by Sunday and early next week. Sunshine will dominate us starting Sunday, and our temperatures will warm into the upper 60's by Sunday... then lower and middle 70's by early next week! We could be close to a few record high temperatures. The ridge will begin to break down after that, and long range models are trying to bring a weak storm in by next weekend.

A look at February as a whole isn't especially promising: occasional storms, but nothing too strong. The last week of February could be different, and March has potential to start very wet as well. Bottom line: the next week or two is looking dry, but that's normal in winter. I still think we've got a lot of rain ahead for us!


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