Updated Friday 8 a.m.
Much cooler this morning than we've seen the last couple of days. We'll start off mostly to partly cloudy thanks to the marine layer pushing in from the coast. By lunch time clouds should burn off inland for a nice day. Highs in the mid to upper 70's for most around the sound. Some sports like Forks and some areas around the Islands can expect temperatures to fall back into the mid to upper 60's.
Don't forget about the Torchlight Parade downtown Seattle. Definitely a nice night to get out and enjoy some festival fun. Folks are already lining up outside the Komo Plaza to get a great seat near the start of the parade. Make sure to bring a light jacket. Temperatures will drop a little bit into the upper 60's to low 70's during the Seafair festivities.
We couldl see a slim chance for a thundershower over the Cascade crest today, but the more noticeable change in Eastern Washington will be the gusty winds. Blows between 20 and 35 mph will rip down the eastern slopes of the Cascades, making for 2-hands-on-the-steering wheel driving crossing the Columbia near Vantage, and prompting a Red Flag Warning due to higher fire danger today in a good portion of the state from Yakima to Spokane.
Sunday will be cooler still, again with early clouds and afternoon sunshine. Highs will stay in the middle 70s.
Early next week looks a bit dicey as a stronger disturbance moves in Monday and Tuesday. It could trigger a shower or thundershower, and highs will drop back into the low 70s beneath partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. We'll rebound later in the week, which is good timing with Seafair Weekend on deck.
Have a nice weekend everyone!
The KOMO4 Forecast Team
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