Updated Saturday, April 30 11:20 pmWhat a lovely wrap up to the month of April! A building ridge of high pressure pushed away the clouds and let the sunshine in, warming Puget Sound well into the 60s on Saturday afternoon. May Day will be even warmer, with highs running about 10 degrees warmer still on Sunday afternoon: the San Juans will hover near 70, Seattle and Tacoma should make it into the upper 70s, and we'll see low 80s from Olympia to the Oregon state line.
Monday will be the peak of the heat, with widespread 80s throughout the urban core. If you're not a fan of such high temperatures, rest assured that this round of warmth won't be long-lasting like the last batch...the high begins to erode some already on Tuesday, with increasing clouds and highs backing off into the 70s. Wednesday will be cooler still, with the return of spring showers and highs only in the 60s. A few showers will alternate with sunbreaks on Thursday.
Things start to rebound again late in the week, with highs closer to 70 by Friday. Middle 70s should be back thanks to another round of high pressure and sunshine by Saturday.
Have a great weekend,
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO 4 Forecast Team
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