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Updated Monday 4:30 p.m.

It's nice to finally be able to write a forecast that doesn't talk about heat waves of how bad the smoke is. In fact, we've got a rather pleasant week ahead with a little something for the sun fans and the rain fans.

For the sunny (like, actually sunny and not hazy sunny) and warm fans, Tuesday is your day. Before we get there, it'll be a mostly clear evening with some patchy low clouds late with lows in the 50s.

Tuesday will start with just brief morning clouds in spots, but otherwise a sunny and warm day with highs around 80.

This is the last day we'll flirt with 80 for a while though. A series of weak troughs will be sliding though the region over the next several days, keeping the weather somewhat similar to the past few days.

Wednesday will be generally mostly cloudy with a chance of showers to the north late in the day with highs around 70.

All areas have a chance of light scattered showers on Thursday as the center of the trough swings through. Afternoon highs will only reach the mid-upper 60s.

Friday into the weekend looks pleasant with some morning clouds each day then partly sunny skies in the afternoons with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. A chance of showers returns late Sunday night into Labor Day Monday but nothing widespread or heavy at all. In all, seems like a smooth, gradual transition out of the summer dry pattern dominance. I think we'll still get some pretty warm days in September, they'll just have to share with the cooler days :)

Scott Sistek Meteorologist

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