Weather Eye: Warm, clear days as far as the eye can see — or till Father's Day

By Patrick Timm, Columbian weather columnist

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Monday was a very typical June day: morning clouds, plenty of afternoon sunshine and highs in the 70s. Doesn't get any better than that, does it? It does if you like less cloudiness and more heat.

And that is the forecast for today and Wednesday, with highs in the 80-85 degree range. We will still have some light north-to-northwest winds to make it feel really nice.

No rain is in the forecast for quite some time, and the Rose Festival Parade outlook couldn't be better. It is all clear ahead for just about any activities, and you will likely see rapid growth in the gardens this week.

May rainfall reports are coming in from around the area with some very impressive amounts. Dave Campbell, a mile west of Heisson, reports that this was his wettest May since he began keeping records in 1968. That qualifies as a milestone for sure.

The firefighters battling wildfires in California will get a brief break as cooler temperatures set in but then hot weather rebounds later this with the warmest of the year down there over 100 degrees.

We didn't do too well on Mother's Day this year, so how will fathers fare with the weather? Hard to believe, with this warm and dry weather, but some models are hinting at a cool and maybe showery weekend for Father's Day. We shall see.

Several days ago, skies cleared at night and there were many reports of Clark County residents' glimpsing Northern Lights. I viewed many online photos of the aurora taken around Washington and Oregon, with a really nice one from Crater Lake.

To keep things in prospective, our average high for this week is 71 or 72 degrees and the low around 52 or 53 degrees. So we will enjoy the bonus, making up for the two cold and rainy weeks that ended May. See you Thursday!

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://weathersystems.com.