Updated Thursday 3:45 p.m.
It's almost warm enough for shorts, but if you're sticking with pants, you could get away with Bell Bottoms, because after a long hiatus, the 70s are back!
At least for most -- Arlington, Boeing Field, Puyallup, and North Bend all cracked the 70 degree mark as of 3 p.m.
But before you think we've just shot right past spring and have gone to summer, not so fast....
We remain pleasant for about the next 24 hours -- expect a partly cloudy night with lows in the low 50s.
Friday will begin with some filtered sunshine, but clouds will be increasing through the day -- the first step before rain arrives around or just after the evening commute (cross fingers). But it'll still be quite mild ahead of the front with highs in the mid-upper 60s.
It'll be a rainy Friday night and then that front scoots out by Saturday morning.
The storm track lifts into B.C. for the weekend but the southern fringe of the storms will still brush the far northern edges of our region. So if you live on the North Coast and, say, north of Everett, you do have a risk of showers both weekend days. However, the farther south you go, the sunnier and warmer it gets. Seattle Metro area looks like we'll be on the dry side both weekend days but close enough to call it mostly cloudy to all cloudy. Highs in dry sections will be back to around 60, but those in the northern rains will be in the mid 50s.
By Monday, we're all wet as the storm track sags south into our region and another system blows through. Looks like we stay in a showery pattern through the middle part of next week. And cool enough to put those Bell Bottoms away back where they belong -- like a deep, dark corner of the closet :)
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