Summer lingers for at least another week


Summer will linger for another week and probably longer as storms reach the Pacific Northwest, while a heat dome flexes across the Southeast.

Dry soils and normal September ridging (high pressure) will be conducive to drought conditions, stressing lawns and crops planted late after those excessive spring rains. Even with a rainfall surplus for the year of 6 inches, short-term evaporative losses and shallow root systems caused lawns to turn brown in spots.

Temperatures will reflect summer-like levels all week, with plenty of sunshine. A cold front will approach later on Sunday, with a chance for a few scattered showers and storms.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 64

Tuesday: Partly sunny. slightly cooler. High 82

Wednesday: Sunny, warm. High 82 (60)

Thursday: Sunny, warm High 86 (62)

Friday: Sunny, hot. High 87 (64)

Saturday: Sunny, hot. High 89 (66)

Sunday: Partly sunny, scattered storms. High 87 (68)

Have a great week! -Ben

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