Instead, this photo by Larry Rogers in Cle Elum depicts a "fog bow."
Updated Friday 6:15 a.m.
Another morning of fog vs. sunshine! In one corner, we have the summertime marine layer...the thick, low-lying blanket of clouds that tend to hang out along the west coast of the United States this time of year. In the other corner? Building high pressure resulting in sunshine and heat. As a result of these two worthy opponents putting up a good fight today, we'll see a range of microclimates from the coast to the Cascades. Don't like the weather in your neighborhood? With a range of upper 50s and fog at the beaches to upper 80s and sunshine near the foothills, there will be something for everyone in Western Washington today.
Not only will we see sun vs. fog, but we'll also see a few thundershowers, too. More showers will pop up over the Cascade crest today, so keep that in mind if you're planning some hiking in the high country.
While we'll threaten high temperature records along I-5 today (most records from Seattle, south are only in the middle to upper 80s...definitely within reach), we'll start cooling already tomorrow. Stronger onshore flow from the beaches will chip away at the heat, and we'll drop back into the upper 70s around the shores of Lake Washington. Speaking of lakes, be water-smart if you'll be hanging out near bodies of water this weekend--make sure someone has eyes on the kids at all times, and remember that while the air temperatures are warm, the water temps are still bone-chilling.
By Sunday, morning clouds and afternoon sunshine will make for a lovely final day of May, and highs around Bellevue and Olympia will drop into the low to middle 70s.
The first of June will bring even cooler conditions, with increasing clouds and a few showers. Highs will drop back into the 60s early next week as the showers linger into Tuesday.
Have a great, safe, fun weekend!
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team