Updated: Sunday 5:15 a.m.
After an exciting round of weather on Saturday, Sunday quieted back down in Puget Sound. A rush of early morning cloud cover made for a lazy start to the day, with the sun taking its time in "waking up" and showing up around the interior. We managed to pull partly cloudy skies out of the mix by late in the afternoon, but only in time to make it into the 60s.
The marine layer will rush back in overnight, so we'll once again wake up to overcast conditions and temperatures in the 50s. However, the sunshine is going to get to work a little bit sooner in the day, and quicker clearing will boost us back to either side of 70 degrees in Issaquah, Enumclaw and Index. Building high pressure will boost the mercury even higher by mid-week, with 70s to low 80s from Tuesday through Friday. The peak of the heat will probably be on Wednesday, with even waterfront cities like Tacoma and Shoreline making it to the 80 degree mark. Saturday's soaking helped to water in any newly planted spring flowers and vegetables, but there is no precipitation in sight for the next several days. You may have to give the watering cans or sprinklers a workout to keep your garden green and happy!
Things change up again just in time for the weekend. An area of low pressure pushes in from the south on Saturday, increasing our clouds and the threat for showers. Given the time of year, thunder and lightning is a good possibility, too. Temperatures will fall back into the 60s and 70s as the cooler showers rotate on by.
Have a great week,
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team
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