By Jordan Root, Meteorologist
July 20, 2014
With the recent scorching heat wave fading away into the past, more relief will greet the Northwest by midweek in the form of rain.
A disturbance is expected to dive into the Pacific Northwest as Wednesday approaches, bringing an uptick in moisture across the bone-dry regions of the interior northwestern United States and western Canada.
Widespread showers and locally heavy thunderstorms will target several states and provinces currently dealing with large and devastating wildfires.
Local residents will surely welcome any rain that does fall as much of July has been abnormally dry.
As a result, the Northwest has turned into a tinder-box, with several large wildfires developing and threatening lives and property.
The rain will aid firefighters in battling the dangerous blazes which have already consumed hundreds of houses and burned hundreds of thousands of acres.