Vancouver fell one degree short of 90 degrees on Tuesday and as I write this Wednesday afternoon it was in the mid- to upper 80s. We enjoy another day around 80 degrees today and if you like it slightly cooler, we go for the 75- to 80-degree range Friday through the weekend.
Marine air will filter in each day with varying amounts of morning clouds that influence the afternoon high temperature. The chance of rain this weekend has evaporated so more pleasant weather on tap. Early next week we see high pressure building and highs back in the mid- to upper 80s. Summertime continues.
The weather system that we thought could bring a few showers this weekend is dropping down into Eastern Washington and on to Idaho and Montana. I see little chance of thunderstorms the next few days across the state, which is good news. It is possible for some on the Idaho border.
We have had two 90-degree days this month and six so far this summer. In August 2018 we had 10 90-degree days. Even with two weeks to go I highly doubt we can catch up to that. Outside of a few ups and downs, temperatures the rest of the month look seasonal. How normal can you get?
How is the fall and winter shaping up? Right now, we are expecting neither a El Nino nor La Nina winter so it will be an “ENSO Neutral” year. Going back through years of weather records, I see we have had some good low-elevation snowfall in neutral years. For more explanation of El Nino, La Nina and Neutral, go to https://www.weather.gov/mhx/ensowhat.