The eruption sent an ash plume high into the sky where it spread out to make an amazing cloud display that lit into brilliant colors at sunset.
Here is one time lapse video:
Updated Friday 4:30 p.m.
A few "surprise" showers out there this evening that will sneak up on you just when you think that sunbreak is going to last. Some of those showers could contain small hail and a few bolts of lightning. But all showers will decrease in intensity overnight -- although could still hear a few drip-drops overnight. Lows will be around 40.
Saturday is mostly a go for outdoor activities now. There will still be a few isolated showers out there, especially popping up in the afternoon again, but the atmosphere will more stable that it is today and thus not as much of an issue. Can't say zero chance, but low chance. Highs will be in the mid-upper 50s.
Sunday's forecast has been a bit of a ping-pong match this week, drifting all over the place but forecast models appear to be settling on that the day will start dry for everyone, then begin raining on the coast by midday, but holding off in the I-5 corridor until Sunday night. Bottom line: Sunday now looks OK in Seattle with highs in the low 60s.
The storm track lifts north on Monday and it looks like we'll be dry and mild with highs in the upper 60s.
Long range models still aren't super agreeing on the rest of the week, but looks like we'll have a few showers around on Tuesday and Wednesday amid mostly cloudy skies, but not a lot of showers. Highs will cool a bit to the low-mid 60s.
Have a great weekend!
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