Updated Friday 2:50 p.m.
Done. Finito. Sayonara.
"Don't let the screen door hit you on the way out, which of course has been the only door we're using because it's 90-freaking degrees out and our house is hot enough that dinner cooks itself..."
The 2016 edition of Seattle's hot weather is hours away from being vanquished. Long live the 70s...
This evening will remain warm and calm, but an ocean breeze will pick up overnight, carrying the heat off to somewhere else that we don't care about as long as it's not here.
This initial marine push is looking fairly weak, to where any clouds Saturday morning won't hang around too long in Seattle, but the drop in temperature will be stark and likely welcomed by most. Highs Saturday should be in the mid 70s. Again, that's highs, not what's expected for a late breakfast.
The weather pattern undergoes further change as we get into Sunday and then early next week, as a big trough of low pressure sets up offshore, ushering in a cloudier, cooler pattern with what should eventually be our first rain in three weeks. For Sunday, it's mainly a strong marine push day that will make for an overcast morning with limited-to-late-day clearing and highs around 70. There is a slight chance of drizzle or a few light showers, but for most it'll be mainly dry.
That is not the case as we head into early next week as the low gets closer and starts to spin some showers our way. For Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we'll call "showers and sunbreaks" but the sunbreaks should outnumber the showers by quite a bit, especially Monday. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s, except mid-upper 70s Monday with a little extra sunshine.
A better chance of showers -- to where the showers may outnumber the sunbreaks -- comes for Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid 60s to near 70.
Long range forecasts continue much of the same forecast into Labor Day Weekend and next week. Bottom line: Don't set another spot at your auto-baking dinner table for hot weather anytime soon :)
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