First, today's weather. The 8:20 AM radar shows a few showers over Northwest Washington and along the western slopes of the Cascades. Scattered light showers elsewhere.
The latest forecasts suggest a cool day, with extensive cloudiness breaking up into partly cloudy skies away from terrain. Here is the UW WRF model precipitation forecast for the three hours ending 11 PM tonight (fireworks time). A few scattered sprinkles, particularly on the Cascade western slopes.
Not this year.
Here is the forecast upper level chart (500 hPa) for next Saturday morning. A HUGE low pressure centered east of Vancouver Island. The jet stream (where the lines are close together) is strong and heading south into Oregon and northern CA. What season is this?
Precipitation? Wetter than normal over us.
But the next 72h is amazing, with several inches in the Cascades.
The new normal has switched to the old normal.