Weekly Outlook July 11-17, 2016

Since summer tends to be much shorter around here than in other parts of the country, we tend to cherish our summer weekends. Firing up the grill, heading to the pool/beach, or just some general outdoor activities are common. So when we get a weekend in July like the one we just had, with plenty of cloudcover, showers, and temperatures holding in the 60s, it makes it feel even worse than it really is. The good news is that now that the weekend is over, things will improve! High pressure will build in, with sunshine and warm temperatures returning. In fact, it will get hot and humid later in the week, with temperatures likely soaring past 90 degrees across much of the region.

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Maybe the fog wasn’t quite this thick, but it wasn’t a great weekend.

What about next weekend? Well, that might be a bit up in the air. We’re hoping for nice weather, but at this point, we can’t guarantee it. One model says that Saturday might be a washout. However, even the previous run of this model showed a nice day for Saturday, so we’re inclined to lean towards that instead. Remember though, several models showed a week ago that this past weekend was going to be sunny and hot. This is why forecasts beyond 5 days can be very tricky sometimes.

Monday: A mix of sunshine and clouds, slight chance for a popup shower. High 74-81.

Monday night: Becoming mostly clear. Low 56-63.

Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 81-88.

Tuesday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 61-68.

Wednesday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. A few showers and thunderstorms may develop. Becoming humid. High 86-93.

Thursday: Partly sunny. Humid. High 85-92.

Friday: A mix of sun and clouds, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms. Hot and humid with a high of 88-95.

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. A shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out at this point. High 82-89.

Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 81-88.

Before you complain about how bad the weather was this weekend around here, think about this – up to a foot of snow is expected across the higher elevations of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming today. Image provided by WeatherBell

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