Updated Saturday 11:25 p.m.
Sunny days are here again! Saturday was mild and bright, with afternoon highs ranging from the low 60s near Everett to the low 70s in Thurston County. The big, rain-blocking region of high pressure that has been with us for the better part of the last 12 months is baaa-accck, and it's going to be serving up more of the same: warmer and drier than 'normal' weather here in the Pacific Northwest.
Mainly starry skies will be with us overnight, and while most communities will drop into the 40s, we'll briefly hit the upper 30s near Olympia and Bremerton by dawn. Thereafter, sunshine and warmth will take over again on Sunday, and afternoon temperatures will end up even a bit higher. Seattle will close in on 70 degrees, and some communities from Olympia-south will hit the low 70s. Most cities north of Everett will max out in the middle to upper 60s, including Friday Harbor and Port Townsend. Overall, it's certainly a wonderful weekend to get outdoors to enjoy some gardening, golfing, or the Mariners homestand.
Monday should be a degree or two warmer still, as the ridge of high pressure peaks over the Pacific Northwest. After that, clouds will increase on Tuesday, and we'll see a chance for a few showers Tuesday night and into Wednesday. There will also be a slim chance for showers on Friday, with a more organized disturbance due in Saturday afternoon.
In the meantime, soak up the Sunday sunshine, and enjoy the great outdoors!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team