Welcome to Spring! Finally some temps in the 70s are in view in the extended outlook– but we have to get through some briefly soggy conditions for part of this upcoming weekend. Most of the rain will luckily happen when most of us are asleep. At 6 days long, the coming dry streak looks like it could be one of the longest one we’ve seen so far in 2018.
TONIGHT: Most of this evening will just be cloudy, with a few pre-frontal showers. The steady rain moves later– likely after midnight for most of the I-5 corridor. Overnight lows will be in the 40s.
SATURDAY: Starts off mostly cloudy with some showers, but by mid-day we’ll clear out for a partly sunny day. Highs slightly cooler in the mid to upper 50s. Seattle looks to land about 56 degrees around the Metro area. Lows fall back to near 42.
SUNDAY: More steady sunshine and dry conditions on tap! An upper level ridge builds in Sunday night and remain over Western Washington through most of next week giving us a beautiful spring forecast. Highs jump to over 60 degrees with overnights hanging out in the low 40s.
*Sounders FC back in action at home hosting Minnesota United FC. Kick off from CenturyLink goes at 1pm. Just a t-shirt or light jacket is all you need. Don’t forget the sunglasses too.
NEXT WEEK: Sunny and dry! Thank you high pressure for taking over our forecast! Highs will soar into the upper 60s to low 70s! Forecast models are conflicted still about an off-shore weather system at the end of the week. If it rolls this way we could see cooler weather and a few showers. If it stays off shore– we’ll see our temps jump towards 80 on Thursday. Based on our spring so far– I’m leaning towards the cooler solution. Enjoy the 70s– we have certainly earned it.
- Tim Joyce, Q13 Meteorologist
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