For some reason Wednesday was kind of a ho-hum type of day. Lazy getting out of bed waiting for the sun to shine through some clouds. Then after lunch as the air warmed with hazy-lazy sunshine, it felt like a snooze in the hammock.
OK, did I really do this? Nah. Sure had the feelings after all the weather excitement for the past several days. We enjoyed a dry day Wednesday — imagine that if you can. The high as of 5 p.m. was a pleasant 74 degrees and a tad bit on the humid side after the recent deluges.
Today, another keeper with highs around 80 degrees, and nice on Friday with highs creeping into the 80s. No complaints so far? Father’s Day weekend looks mild with highs generally in the 70s, but as I mentioned here Tuesday, there was going to be some moisture just to our north. At that time, I kept the mention of showers out of the discussion.
Looking at forecast models, it appears showers are more likely, but amounts are questionable. An unusual atmospheric river of moisture will be steaming toward Vancouver Island. We will be on the ragged edge Saturday and Sunday. I hate these scenarios. Besides, I’m running out of slug and snail bait.
For sure the Washington Coast gets some drizzle or brief light showers. Locally, about a 50-50 chance of measurable rain, and if so, only light amounts expected. It will be awfully close to us. So, plan accordingly and have the barbecue ready for Dad on Sunday afternoon when it should be partly sunny and mild.
Sooner or later we will get out of this rainy weekend/dry weekday pattern. Summer arrives officially on Saturday. Yippee. After the clouds dissipate later in the weekend, we enjoy a few more days of summer weather. Of course, midweek another weather system will be sliding by to our north. Please, no rain.
Rainfall for the month in Vancouver was 3.20 inches as of Wednesday, over 2 inches above average. Enjoy the weather and we’ll chat on Father’s Day.
Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. http://patricktimm.com