So far today...

High: 57°
Precip: 0.47"
Low: 49°
Normal
Record
60°
76° (1977)
43°
30° (1950)
Sunrise
6:04am
Sunset
8:11pm
Precipitation
 
Normal
Wednesday
0.35"
0.08"
This Month
3.29"
2.19"
Since 1/1
22.54"
14.98"
Since 10/1
29.53"
30.38"

Today's Forecast

Updated Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Now that we've set the record for wettest February-April on record, how about a short break?

Leftover showers from this morning's cold front will linger through the evening -- maybe a rogue bolt of lightning but the air mass isn't too unstable. Showers will decrease and eventually end overnight with lows in the low 40s.

Friday should be a partly sunny day with still the risk of a few afternoon and evening showers as the air mass will still be a touch unstable but any showers should be brief in passing. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

It still looks like we'll manage to squeeze much of Saturday dry although clouds will be increasing through the day in advance of our next front due in Saturday evening. We'll keep an eye on it to make sure rain does sneak in any earlier so stay tuned to the forecast if you have late afternoon plans but so far we're on about a dinnertime arrival for the rain. Highs will be around 60.

A rainy Saturday night will keep frequent showers in the forecast for Sunday -- maybe even a Puget Sound Convergence Zone (because it's April and can't write a 7 day forecast without mention of at leats one PSCZ) keeping the rains going between Seattle and Everett. Highs will drop to the upper 50s.

Monday will be another showers-and-sunbreaks kind of day with showers decreasing through the day and sunshine becoming more dominant. By Tuesday and Wednesday, we're dry and warming into the 60s. Next chance of rain holds off until the end of next week.

Scott Sistek
KOMONews.com Meteorologist
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