Seattle is a popular destination for Memorial Day. Apparently word has spread to troughs of low pressure.
The forecast for the holiday weekend remains complex, but is continuing to trend away from three full days of sunshine and warm weather. But in the silver lining to those clouds, at least about half the weekend still looks pleasant.
If you were lucky enough to start your weekend early today, you'll continue to get mostly sunny skies through the rest of the day with temperatures eventually reaching the mid 70s.
We'll see increasing clouds overnight with lows in the low-mid 50s.
Those clouds are courtesy of a first trough of low pressure that is expected to swing through from the north on Friday. So expect a much cloudier and cooler day with scattered light showers at times. Highs will drop into the low 60s.
The weekend forecast has bounced around a bit but latest trends now show a second area of low pressure drop in right behind Friday's to arrive on Saturday. This one looks a little stronger but is also likely to track farther offshore, mitigating its impact. Still, latest charts are showing another round of scattered showers a distinct possibility on Saturday, especially the first half of the day. Highs now look to stay in the 60s.
The possible thunderstorm threats we had mentioned earlier this week for the weekend look more considerably more muted now in this updated scenario -- the air mass isn't as unstable as it's not expected to be as warm. So there's that.
We should start to kick this trough off to points south on Sunday for improving and drying weather. There is still some hints of a potential wayward shower or two on Sunday but most areas will be dry, sunnier and warmer with temperatures clawing back into the mid 70s. Monday is still on track to be sunny and warm with highs in the upper 70s.
Long range forecasts ease us back into a typical late spring pattern of morning clouds then sunshine with highs in the low 70s for much of next week. Considering how hot it's been back East and how stormy it's been in the Midwest, we might have a few more visitors from there as well around here :)
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