For the first time in 7 months, it's back-to-back dry weekends

SEATTLE -- If a dry weekend in Seattle is about as rare as finding a penny on the sidewalk, then two weekends in a row might be like finding a $5 bill on the sidewalk.

So keep your eyes peeled, I guess, since Seattle is about to pull off the rare feat this weekend.

The forecast for both Saturday and Sunday are for generally partly sunny skies -- with perhaps even mostly sunny periods with highs in the low-mid 60s.

It comes on the heels of last weekend's sunshine that brought 70 degree temperatures on Easter (with even a 68 degree on Monday for those who managed a three-day weekend.)

If you can't remember the last time we had two totally-dry weekends back-to-back, I can't blame you. Bumbershoot was just finishing up.*

The Labor Day weekend of Sept. 3-4, followed by the weekend of Sept. 10-11 was the last time Seattle had 0 rain in the rain gauge on the weekends -- about 7 months. You might remember that was amid a record stretch of 80 degree temperature as Mother Nature tried to apologize for the less-than-stellar summer for sun fans. Highs on those four days ranged from 82-85.

We won't be anywhere near the 80s, but baby steps.

(By the way, the statistic does need a little asterisk -- the weekend of Dec. 31 into Jan. 1 only registered a trace of rain, followed by a dry Jan. 7-8. So you were probably dry both weekends then too, but it was overcast and foggy on a few of the days.)

The extended forecast indicates the streak won't reach three weekends, so get those lawns mowed and gardens...gardened. And do it early -- have to leave time to search those sidewalks for coffee money!