Weather Eye: Enjoy last few days of summer warmth, change of season




Patrick Timm

Another hot day Monday in Vancouver with most areas in the low 90s. As of 5 p.m. Vancouver’s high was 91 degrees. Could that be the last 90-degree day of the year? It certainly looks that way.

It will start feeling like the fall season later in the week as cooler air moves in and the first real storm of the fall season may be upon us this weekend. Forecast models are indicating a good soaking rain Sunday with snow down to 6,000 feet in the Cascades.

A weak weather system moves by to the north Thursday, but I think the rain will stay to our north. It felt like fall in some of the outlying areas in Clark County yesterday with 40s reported.

Out of all the regular reporting weather stations including east of the mountains in Washington Monday, Vancouver had the warmest high temperature!

We have an 80-degree day today then cooling into the 70s the rest of the week. We could be having highs only in the 60s by early next week. Time to put away the summer lawn furniture and wrap things up? If this is like most years we always get some nice warm days in late September into early October.

I might mention while Vancouver soared to 91 degrees Monday, the coastal beaches were in the 75-80 range. How nice is that? I can tell you the spiders are making a determined stance on collecting the last of the summer insects. Nature knows we soon will be entering the grasp of the late fall and early winter months.

Don’t let the last few days of summer’s warmth escape. Get outside while you can and watch the change of the seasons. We’ll chat on Thursday.

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at