Updated: Sunday, 5:20 p.m.
Our 'autumn in August' theme continued today, and at this rate, it's time to put away the frappuccinos and break out the pumpkin spice lattes! This fall feeling is here to stay, and that last round of summer sizzle may have been a sign that the season was getting ready to fizzle.
Cool clouds are here with us tonight, and they'll drop some occasional light rain, especially the closer you get to the Canadian border. Overnight lows will drop into the 50s.
We'll rebound some on Monday, with brighter skies and warmer air carrying us back into the middle to upper 70s--about average for late August.
After that, things really take a turn for the "I need a HOT cup of coffee". A deep trough of low pressure nudges in from the Gulf of Alaska, and it makes itself very comfortable around here for most of the week. Rain will wrap around this trough and traipse through Puget Sound, and Wednesday in particular looks wet. The final day of August will wrap up on a cool, damp note, and highs will fall into the middle to upper 60s for most of the metro area.
Occasional showers kick off the month of September, too. Highs by next weekend will stay mainly on either side of 70 degrees, with alternating showers & sunbreaks Saturday and Sunday.
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team
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