Updated Wednesday 1:50 p.m.
It dawned on me today that April doesn't really have its own weather, it just frequently borrows from the months before and after.
After stealing a bit from June this week, it's back to February we go for the weekend.
Tonight's forecast is pretty obvious: Mostly clear with lows in the low-mid 50s.
Thursday will remain quite sunny and we'll warm back up a bit. Wednesday's highs were a touch cooler because the warming east winds took a day off, but they'll be back again for Thursday, and that will allow highs to reach the upper 70s to low 80s -- we're pegging right around 80 in Seattle. The Eastside foothills could reach the mid 80s closer to those winds.
Then just like how a summer heat wave crashes down, so will this spring time "heat wave". The thermal trough that brought the warmth will move from the coast into Eastern Washington Thursday afternoon into Thursday night, allowing a rush of ocean breezes to follow. Expect clouds to develop Thursday night and for Friday to be generally mostly-to-all cloudy with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. There is a risk of showers later in the afternoon and evening in Southwestern Washington -- that's the signal of what's to come for the weekend -- but the Puget Sound area should be dry through the daylight hours.
A pesky trough of low pressure will then move inland into Oregon and slowly slide northeast through the weekend, wrapping showers or periods of light rain around its north side back into Western Washington. I wish I had better news for outdoor plans, but forecast models are painting about 0.25-0.40" of rain around Seattle on Saturday with lighter showers on Sunday, but still wet at times. Highs will cool quite a bit to the low-mid 50s both days. February is going to start charging interest for borrowing so many days!
It looks like we have potential for showers lingering into Monday and maybe early Tuesday but we'll rapidly dry back out and are looking at another sunny and warm stretch for the rest of next week as highs again look to climb into the 60s, if not into the 70s again. That is, if June will let us borrow some more...
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