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Updated Monday 3:40 p.m.
Boy, sure didn't take long for 70 degrees to seem warm on the extended forecast map, did it?
As we continue our free-fall into the cooler temperatures of autumn, 70 degrees will remain a relative challenge, but getting some dry weather won't be too tough.
The exception is this evening as a weak system drifts through, bringing light showers at times through the night -- especially in the Convergence Zone areas between Northgate and Everett -- with lows in the low 50s.
A few showers will linger Tuesday amid mostly cloudy skies and that will keep highs in the low-mid 60s.
We're dry for Wednesday and Thursday with some morning fog/low clouds each day but a little sunnier each successive day. Highs Wednesday will be in the mid 60s and maybe a skosh warmer on Thursday with a little more sunshine.
A wrinkle has popped up in the forecast for the end of the week in that some forecast models are indicating a weather system heading into British Columbia could nick the northern edge of Western Washington for Friday. If nothing else, it would make for a cloudier day with some showers north of Everett and along the Olympic Peninsula. Highs will be in the mid 60s.
Showers cloud drift a bit south into the Puget Sound region late Friday into Friday night, and then Saturday looks mainly dry, although a few isolated lingering showers are at least in the realm. Not enough yet to put rain on the Saturday icon but stay tuned. Highs will be in the mid-upper 60s.
Sunday looks dry and partly sunny after morning fog with highs in the upper 60s.
We hold a bit of a ridge into early next week but it's not particularly strong so we'll call it partly sunny with highs still in the mid 60s.
So, no need to "sweat" the 70s anytime soon :)
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