Hoping for some good weather action during the evening shows…we’ll see. More later.
4:30PM: Obviously plenty of cloud to cloud lightning in the last hour and a half because there were no strikes on detection any closer than east of Estacada (in the image). Thanks for the blog comments letting me know when you hear thunder. I’m also timelapsing the nice group of towers up around Mt. St. Helens. Should make a nice movie for the later shows!
10:15pm: Things sure died down quickly after 7pm tonight. In fact all the action from 9pm to now has been 50 miles offshore of Newport and Lincoln City. Low level atmosphere is moist this evening…whew! Sweaty out there. Looks like a good afternoon for scattered storms again tomorrow with easterly flow developing at all levels below 5,000′ helping out our surface heating as well. Models continue to put most of the main action to our south tomorrow and Wednesday. Generally this pattern is very good for storms west of the Cascades. But no model shows a good trigger for a wild afternoon or evening of storms. We’ll see.
The bizarre unseasonably warm, but not hot, weather is going to continue for 2 more days. There are signs of some sort of significant change coming up over the weekend. No more of the real warm weather with high temps coming back down close to seasonal norms. This time of year that would be near 70 or so.