We have one more round of thunderstorms coming our way on Wednesday as the light southerly flow brings up some monsoonal flow out of Arizona. Clouds will increase Wednesday afternoon with scattered thunderstorms across the region, with the possibility of localized flash flooding and more lightning expected. The pattern stabilizes and dries out as we go through the second half of the week, and temperatures will climb from the upper 80s on Wednesday into the mid to upper 90s by the weekend with mostly sunny skies.
For those of you wondering where I’ve been the last several days, I finally fulfilled a long dream of experiencing a total solar eclipse. I have had two previous opportunities and have had clouds rain on my solar parade both times. But this time, even though numerous area fires threatened to put a smoky damper on the event, the skies remained clear at (appropriately enough) Clear Lake Oregon. And while I did take some photos, there really is no way to accurately reproduce what a total eclipse of the sun really looks like. It was a mystical experience.