After the clouds burned off on Monday skies were clear and sunny with afternoon highs reaching the 70-degree mark west of the Cascades and 80 degrees east of the mountains. So for today say goodbye to that for a while.
We have had a couple of weather systems move through the past few days but really not much to write home about rainwise. OK, except Monday's scattered isolated heavy showers. And that will be the case the remainder of the month, mostly weak rain events. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, I measured only .04 of an inch in the Salmon Creek area.
Despite clouds and a stiff breeze at times we still hit 70 degrees in many locales Monday. Rainfall was light — only a few hundredths of an inch or a trace — in general. The exceptions came as thundershowers.
We had a taste of June weather on Wednesday with the morning low clouds that lingered into the early morning hours before the sunshine broke through. We still managed to achieve and succeed our average high for the date of 67 degrees.
Our great summer weather will continue all week before we see some changes over the weekend. Oh, did I say summer? I meant summerlike spring weather. I could easily get used to the sunshine every day, at least for a while.
We finally reached our first 80-degree day on Thursday followed by a 79-degree high on Friday. Saturday afternoon temperatures in our local area were already into the low 80s. We will have our warmest day today with highs in the mid-80s.
After a chilly start, Wednesday turned out very pleasant with highs around 70 degrees and a light northwest breeze. We begin to warm up into the 70s today and Friday, and over the weekend we'll enjoy highs in the 80- to 85-degree range.
The cold front advertised to move through Sunday did just that, but rainfall was nothing to get excited about — generally less than a tenth of an inch, although some areas had a little more. I recorded 0.03 of an inch here in Salmon Creek.
Not much change in our weather outlook from what I predicted on Thursday, we enjoyed a couple of warm days with the changes beginning to show on Saturday. Clouds were increasing and a few showers were likely overnight with a more steady rain later this evening or by some time tonight.
I could really get used to this type of weather, couldn't you? Clear, sunny days with highs in the 70s, and cool nights. All right, cold maybe for some as the outlying areas are still dropping at or near the freezing point overnight. I saw more frost scattered around early Wednesday.