Updated Tuesday 3:35 p.m.
Time to get the clean linens and towels for the guest room as we've got a visitor who is going to stick around for a few days.
A broad area of low pressure has drifted in from the Gulf of Alaska and is now just content to slowly meander around the Pacific Northwest for the rest of this week, keeping the weather in a stable pattern of instability as cool, moist air came along for the ride. (No word if that qualifies the storm to use carpool lanes.)
So expect a mix of showers and sunbreaks this evening -- some of the showers have been moderate in intensity, only to be followed by sunshine moments later so it really is a bit of everything. We'll just switch to showers and clearing breaks overnight with lows in the mid 40s.
Wednesday will be much like today: Showers and sunbreaks. There is a risk of an isolated thunderstorm and/or small hail but air mass isn't terribly active, just borderline so. Highs will remain cool, only reaching the upper 50s.
The low sticks around Thursday so once again, a showers and sunbreaks forecast is apropos with an isolated chance of a thundershower. Sunbreaks might be just a little more common so we'll peg highs into the low 60s.
By Friday, the low has essentially fizzled overhead meaning we should be dry and partly sunny. There might still be a light shower triggered in the foothills and mountains but I expect the lowlands to stay dry with highs in the mid 60s.
The Memorial Day Weekend is still shaping up to be rather pleasant -- still some bubbling-cumulus clouds around, courtesy of the remnants of the low, but should be dry and partly sunny with highs in the mid 60s.
Dry weather holds into Monday but our next bout of showers comes in on Tuesday and long range forecasts suggest generally cool and showery weather holds through much of next week too.
If this pattern stays much longer though, we'll have to start charging rent :)
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