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Wind8mph NNW
Humidity62%
UVHigh
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Precipitation10%
Wind9mph N
Humidity67%
UVHigh
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Precipitation10%
Wind5mph NW
Humidity59%
UVHigh
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Precipitation20%
Wind5mph SW
Humidity70%
UVHigh
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Precipitation20%
Wind7mph SW
Humidity59%
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Precipitation10%
Wind10mph N
Humidity56%
UVHigh
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Precipitation0%
Wind10mph N
Humidity52%
UVHigh
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Precipitation0%
Wind2mph ENE
Humidity82%
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Updated: Saturday, 4:50 p.m.

{No eclipse glasses to be found? It may not be ideal, but you can always view the eclipse with an old-fashioned pinhole projector box! Step-by-step instructions can be found on my 'Shannon O'Donnell KOMO' facebook feed.}

Overall, it's been a spectacular summer here in Western Washington (that week of smoke, smog and muggy humidity aside), and awesome August weather continues this weekend. High pressure is again parked just offshore, northwest of Forks, so it is taking up residence in the spot it enjoyed so much throughout most of July. The result? Patchy early clouds, afternoon sunshine, and highs in the middle to upper 70s around most of Puget Sound.

We'll keep this forecast on repeat for the next couple of days, but it's the 'patchy early clouds' portion that is of some concern on Monday. That's because, of course, of the long-awaited solar eclipse. The eclipse starts just after 9 a.m., peaks at 10:20, and wraps just after 11:30 a.m. (these times are for Seattle, but will vary a bit in other communities). Of course, morning summer cloud cover is often hanging around the Sound during that exact time frame...eek! We'd hate to see what's going on in the atmosphere getting in the way of goes on astronomically. At this point, as long as the cloud cover is patchy and clears quickly (this is the forecast at this point), eclipse viewing should be just fine around the Central Sound.

Temperatures warm some early in the week. We'll hang onto that comfortable northwesterly wind at the surface, but as that area of high pressure becomes a bit stronger in the upper atmosphere, our mercury readings down below will pop up to either side of 80 degrees by Tuesday.

We had a touch of rain last weekend, but we sure could use a little more. It looks like we may finally pull down a few more drops by late Wednesday into Thursday as a little system ripples through late this week. We'll cool into the upper 60s to low 70s on Thursday as a few showers roll through Western Washington.

Want one more round of summer heat? It's a ways out, but it looks like a thermal trough may push back up the west coast by the weekend, pushing temperatures back into the 80s Saturday and Sunday. Don't put those fans or portable air conditioning units in the closet just yet: summer is going to stick around for awhile.

Have a great night,
Shannon

Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team

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Today's Record Temperatures

Record High87
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Record Low47
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