The warm weather was a nice surprise for many who enjoyed barbecues or outdoor plans with family and friends over the Labor Day weekend. But for the Ag community, after the hot dry summer the PNW experienced, many are ready for cooler temperatures, and hopefully some rain. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the above normal temperatures will stick around through Friday.

“That little area of High Pressure over the southwest United States has kind of pushed up into our area again for a few days.  But we do have a few stronger Cold Fronts that will move through at the end of this week that will knock temperatures down about ten degrees for highs as we get into Friday and early next week.”

But, perhaps the bigger questions for the farming community, will we see rain with these new systems?

“The mountains could see a few showers and unfortunately a possibility of thunderstorms mainly Friday night as a couple of these systems move through.  Hopefully they get a little beneficial rain but nothing for most of the low lands.”

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