It had, as its opening salvo while starting to face the Earth, unleashed a moderately strong solar flare that reached us late Friday, triggering a display of the Northern Lights that reached as far south as Colorado.
Updated Saturday 7:30 a.m.
Plan on increasing showers today as moisture surges into western Washington. Highs today will hit the upper 50s and low 60s.
If you are looking to get outside and stay dry this weekend, Sunday is your better bet. A weak area of higher pressure will build in on Sunday giving us a few sunbreaks and mostly dry weather. Highs will jump up a few degrees.
Monday the clouds will be increasing ahead of a front that arrives on Tuesday. Right now midweek is looking cooler with even the chance of a thundershower on Tuesday.
Highs rebound on Thursday with increasing sunbreaks as we head toward the holiday weekend.
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