Hot Weather Returns To The PNW, But Expected To Be Short Lived

After pleasant weather to start this week, the heat returns across the area. Much of the Pacific Northwest is under an Excessive Heat Warning or Watch, which runs through this weekend. That means temperatures into the 90s and some highs approaching the 110s. However, Marilyn Lohman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said this extremely hot weather will not stick around long. In fact, she said by the time Sunday rolls around cooler temperatures will roll into the PNW, but unfortunately showers are not part of the upcoming change.

“But it doesn’t look like a lot of moisture is going to get far enough south down into the Columbia Basin part of the state of Washington and really nothing into Oregon.  Most of the moisture will get rung out on the west side of the Cascades.  Maybe a little bit of rain for far northern Washington.”

Lohmann said while this has been an intense summer across the Northwest, there is reason for optimism. She noted the region will lose a lot of daylight during the month of August, which will lead to cooler overnight lows, providing additional relief.

“By the end of the month we should be seeing low temperatures fairly common to be right around 50 degrees.  You can almost feel the outside world breathing a sigh of relief as well too, just with those cooler temperatures, a little bit better humidity building up overnight and just a nice change of pace.”

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