Hottest day of the Year on Tap – Records Broken – Cooling and Showers through Week

It was nothing short of a spectacular weekend and that spectacular weather is going to continue for at least another day.

The forecast high for today is 24ºC but I would not be surprised if the thermometers in the City of Port Alberni crack 25ºC.  We’ll see.  We did set a short-term record on Saturday and Sunday and will most likely set another one Monday.

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Unfortunately, that will be the end of our heatwave.  Tuesday afternoon still looks pleasant temperature wise, but much more moderate on the West Coast as some showers move through and the heat retreats eastward.

wa_tsfc.48.0000-3Expect the showers to start after noon.

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It will be dry on Wednesday but another weak band of showers will move through on Thursday.

Have a happy Monday!  And don’t forget the sunscreen if you are outside! :)

 

Rain is Over – Hot Weekend on the Way

The rain has left and we are now into a pattern of a building high pressure ridge.

You can see the high pressure field out in the Pacific in this forecast image for tomorrow morning.

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That means the storm track gets pushed North and warm air will invade from the South.  And will it ever be warm… the most uncertain end of the forecast really goes for gold.

UWash Model Forecast temperatures:

  • Thursday afternoon: 17ºC
  • Friday: 17ºC
  • Saturday: 20ºC
  • Sunday: 22ºC
  • Monday: 22ºC+
  • Tuesday: 22ºC+
  • Wednesday: 26ºC+

Here is the standard (similar but less localized than UWash) GFS model.

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Foggy mornings likely.

What you can glean from the graph above is that starting on Saturday morning we will have very cool and likely foggy mornings (notice the blue Relative Humidity is near 100% every morning and doesn’t bottom out until just before noon) and then quickly heat up once the fog burns off.

Pack the sunscreen!

Without a doubt though, it will be sunny.  Pack your sunscreen.  Get out the shorts and T-shirts.  I’m sure someone will even try a dip in the still bone-chilling lake.

It’s going to be a great weekend!

If forecast temperatures change significantly, I’ll post another update, if not… happy sunning! :D