Friday Morning Weather Update: Isolated Thunderstorms and HOT Today!
Today: Moisture moving in from the south will bring high clouds to the region today and a risk of thunderstorms. The main thunderstorm threat will be over the Cascades and again from NE Oregon into SW Montana. Isolated storms are still possible elsewhere, just not as likely. If they do develop it would be late this afternoon and into the evening. Still going to be hot. High: 95° (Yellow)
Flash Flood Watch: In place over the north Cascades (Methow Valley) for the potential of thunderstorms bringing brief but heavy downpours leading to flash flooding over burn scar areas
Red Flag Warning: continues over the Blue Mountains until Saturday night because thunderstorms continue to form in NE Oregon, producing lightning and gusty winds that could potentially cause new fires to start.
A Look Ahead: Better chance of scattered thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening as a weak cold front will push through and combine with that monsoonal moisture to bring the storms. Gusty winds, brief heavy rain and lightning will all be possible if you find yourself caught in some of these storms, but they don't look to be nearly as strong as what moved through last Wednesday. 90+ degree temps expected into mid-next week, looks like we finally dip into the upper 80s by late next week!