Weather Discussion & Outlook

A Low pressure center over Washington/Oregon & northern Idaho today will slowly makes its way across the northern Rockies the next few days. Best energy with this Low is going be today into Wednesday, then it shows signs of weakening as it stretches out from north to south and finally moves east of the Rockies later Friday or early Saturday. Expect some rain showers, the possibility of some isolated stronger thunderstorms, today. Weather will remain unsettled until we get out from under this Trof of Low pressure, as it will keep the atmosphere just moist enough & unstable enough to produce some showers & thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and early evening hours Wed. - Fri. Then we get some relief Saturday & Sunday as a small Ridge of High pressure gives us a nice break in the clouds, minimal chances for thunderstorms, and high temps this weekend topping 70 Sunday afternoon. Next weather system moves into the Pacific Northwest Monday and brings some moisture over us in a stronger Southwesterly flow, and the chance for some showers & Thunderstorms.

© Jim Woodmencey, meteorologist