But October 19? Indeed, strange enough but then when you find out it's only tied for the third-warmest day this month, it's really something.
Updated Monday 3:00 p.m.
If sunny and 72 felt strange for late October yesterday, you weren't alone.
Mother Nature just figured it out too and hit the "reset" button. Next up? Real late October weather.
A rather stormy pattern is brewing that's set to bring a decent dose of rain and occasionally breezy winds as a series of weather systems rolls through the region over the next week. The first one already came through this morning, and the lull we're in this evening will be short-lived.
We'll still see some scattered showers overnight with lows in the low 50s.
Tuesday will start with just a few showers amid mostly cloudy skies, but our next front will roll ashore Tuesday afternoon for a rainy evening and Tuesday night. Highs will stay in the low 60s.
Chalk Wednesday up to a stormy, blustery day. There might be a couple hours' lull in there in the morning as there is a short gap between Tuesday night's storm and the larger one rolling in behind it, although some models just have the second one crashing right into the back of the first one, so count any dry time as a bonus and by midday Wednesday, if not sooner, we are in super soaker mode with moderate to heavy, drenching rains and blustery winds to 30 mph in the city and perhaps gusting 45-50 north and coast.
The steady rains will go through Wednesday night and could stick all the way into Thursday morning before tapering to showers -- but still fairly wet. There is a chance the Skokomish River could have its inaugural autumn flood but it'd be minor. Highs both days will be in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Another very brief lull Friday -- models say midday-afternoon, but I'm loathe to try to time the breaks this specifically this far out as when weather systems are caught in the jet stream and in NASCAR racing mode through here, timing is a bit futile, but for now, forecast looks a little drier for parts of Friday but still showers on the edges of the day with highs near 60.
Both weekend days are in the "showers and sunbreaks" category as we have residual showers leftover from Friday's system but lighter showers, especially as we get into Sunday. Highs will stay around 60.
The weather for early next week is interesting as some models are indicating another incoming storm is actually the remnants of Hurricane Ana that just missed Hawaii this weekend. We'll have to keep an eye on that as it could not only have some tropical-tapped moisture (read: heavy rains) but also a wind component. Timing on this would be late Monday into Tuesday with Monday morning perhaps dry-ish then rain developing late in the day. We'll be sure to keep an eye on it. (Weak hurricane-pun not intended) But one thing is for sure: I think it's safe to say the 70s are gone for October.
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