During the past few weeks we have had really decent weather--generally dry, with periods of above and below normal temperatures.
There has been enough sun and warmth for a miracle to happen---I actually have red, ripe tomatoes! Few pleasures in life are greater. Here is the proof:
Well, another miracle is occurring...we are going into a warm up period through the weekend and then the heat really revs up on Tuesday and Wednesday as a monster ridge builds up over the western U.S. And it just stays in place forever.
Right now a weak trough is moving through, bringing increased cloudiness over the region. Tomorrow (Friday) we should wake up to clouds, but they should break up during the afternoon...low to mid 70s. But on Saturday ridging aloft develops (see upper level chart) and the temps warm with more sun. Perhaps a bit warmer on Sunday.
The NWS Climate Prediction Center is suggesting increased probabilities for above normal temperatures through next week. (see graphic).
No fried green tomatoes for me!
Just a reminder...will be starting my KPLU weather segment tomorrow (Friday) at 9 AM...right after birdnote.