By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
June 13,2017, 6:32:06AM,EDT
Following a string of cool, wet and windy days, calmer conditions are once again overtaking the West Coast.As of June 12, Boise, Idaho, had already received 139 percent of the expected precipitation for the entire month of June.
Redding, California, has received 86 percent, and Eugene, Oregon, 83 percent. The majority of this rainfall has fallen since June 8.
While these rainfall anomalies are not grounds for widespread flooding, they do well represent the wet, dreary nature of this past week’s weather.
Much of the West Coast also experienced temperatures 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit below average this past weekend.
“After a stormy and cool blast in parts of the West early this week, heat will gradually rebuild into the West through the rest of the week,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Jake Sojda.
“High pressure will very gradually begin to strengthen across the Southwest for the middle of this week, meaning the Southwest will be the first to experience the increase in heat.”
While Monday’s high temperature of 82 F in Las Vegas was 15 degrees below average, the forecast high of 99 on Wednesday is within a couple degrees of normal.
Heavy rain is expected to inundate parts of the interior Northwest Tuesday before dry weather encompasses the West Coast Wednesday.
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A few showers will return to the Pacific Northwest by the end of the week, but are expected to move through the area swiftly.
“Scorching heat and sunshine will bake much of the southwestern U.S. by late in the week, with well above-normal warmth and sunny skies arriving in the Northwest for the weekend,” said Sojda.
“This area of high pressure will continue to strengthen and expand, encompassing most of the West by early next week.”