Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sci-tech | By Javier West

Sunny skies, hot temperatures expected through the midweek

Monday will look a lot like Sunday with lots of sun and clear skies, according to the National Weather Service. Winds, forecasters say, often determine whether the ocean will chill the air from the east or retain the heat from the west. Monday's best chances for rain develops later in the afternoon for the Portland metro area, and early evening for points south including Salem and Albany. South wind 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour.

A 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the morning, mainly before sunrise. South winds could continue to gust as high as 30 miles per hour. Low around 68. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

Sunny skies and hot temperatures will stick around the Wyoming Valley as the week rolls along, but the chance of showers and thunderstorms will return by Thursday.

Thursday is to be partly sunny with a high in the upper 60s, the weather service said.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny with a high near 90.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy skies will follow into Tuesday night, with a low around 57. Wind: NE 5 miles per hour. Cloudy, with a low around 63. Wind: SW 15-20 miles per hour. The day should also be accompanied by calm winds and a marginal chance of precipitation.

The breezy conditions, and chance of showers, will persist for the rest of the week. Rain, possible thunder and temperatures reaching up to 14 degrees.

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