Updated Friday 3:30 p.m.
Can we blame the Vikings? Did they bring some more Nordic summer weather with them?
A very weak trough coming in to our north this evening will thicken up the clouds a bit -- and even may be enough to squeeze out some sprinkles later this evening or in the early night hours between Seattle and Everett if it holds together enough. In the grand scheme of things, it's nothing. But the Seahawks have their home preseason opener tonight so if you feel a few sprinkles or raindrops, you're not imagining things. Game time temps in the 60s will bottom out in the mid-upper 50s by morning.
That trough will be gone by Saturday morning, but it will also drag in a marine layer behind it that might take a skosh longer to clear than the past couple of days. So call it a cloudy morning but sunny afternoon with highs in the low-mid 70s.
A near carbon-copy for Sunday - a second weak passing trough to the north repeats the marine layer for the morning, but sunshine will eventually come out with highs again the low-mid 70s.
Higher pressure returns on Monday just in time for the eclipse. This should warm the atmosphere a bit and do a better job of weakening the marine layer. While there will likely be some morning clouds early Monday, all signs so far point to the clouds burning off before 10 a.m. Cross fingers. But it will eventually be a sunny day with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Another sunny and warm day for Tuesday with highs in the low 80s, then we'll begin to cool things off again as we head toward the end of the week as the marine layer revs up a again. Highs will drop back into the 70s amid a repeating pattern of morning clouds then afternoon clearing.
Have a great weekend!
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