In typical summers, Seattle gets a handful of 80 degree days a year (25 to be exact -- OK, so they're big hands).
This summer? It was the average high temperature.
Updated Tuesday 6:10 p.m.
One month ago today it was 92 degrees. What a difference a flip of the calendar makes!
A cool upper level trough (as in temperature wise, not in the fashion or social sense -- unless you like these upper level troughs) is parked over the region and will keep the showery weather around through the week.
Light rain around this evening will stay showery overnight with lows in the mid 50s.
For Wednesday, we up the ante a little as some unstable air moves into the region, bringing a chance of thunderstorms by Wednesday afternoon. Highs will only be in the mid 60s.
Cool showers (snap fingers, wink, and point with both hands) will be here Thursday and Friday as well -- perhaps a risk of another thunderstorm Thursday, but it’s a low risk at this point with highs in the mid-upper 60s. The cooler weather also comes with a dropping snow level - down to 5,500 feet Wednesday and Thursday (say what?) with 6" of snow possible at the 5,500 foot level. Those with early Labor Day hiking plans into the high backcountry need to be ready for rather chilly conditions up there.
We begin to rebound Friday night and sunshine returns for Saturday with pleasant highs into the low 70s or so. It looks like dry weather will hold into Sunday, but it'll be a little cloudier. Showers return late Monday into Tuesday with highs in the low 70s.