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Mother's Day means more sun, continues through start of work week

Mother's Day means more sun, continues through start of work week

Happy Mother's Day! 

We are in for some wonderful weather for getting outside. 

Plan on sunny skies today with highs in the mid-70s to low-80s in many spots.  The warmest areas will be in the south Sound.

The strong ridge of high pressure will stay locked in for Monday with highs rising a few degrees.

Even Tuesday is looking mostly sunny with a few high clouds toward the end of the day.  It isn't until late Wednesday that the ridge breaks down enough to allow a stronger onshore flow to bring us more clouds and cooler temps.  By Thursday morning we could even have some areas of mist.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team

Sunshine sticking around most of the week

Sunshine sticking around most of the week

Sunday will see mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid-60s in some of the warmest spots.

High pressure will stick around Monday with highs jumping to the low 70s.

Tuesday starts out mostly sunny, but the clouds will increase during the afternoon with showers returning by Wednesday.

However, the forecast models say the showers will not stick around long.  By Thursday and Friday we are back to dry weather and more sunshine.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team

Expect sun, clouds, showers for week ahead

Expect sun, clouds, showers for week ahead

Once again we are starting out the day under mostly cloudy skies.  We even have a few misty areas out there this morning.

The afternoon will bring increasing sunbreaks.  Highs today will hit the low to mid 60s.

We should stay dry overnight and for the first half of Monday.  You will notice the clouds moving in as the day goes on.  A few showers will also pop up by the afternoon.  Highs on Monday will drop back to the upper 50s.

Much of the week ahead will be mostly cloudy with showers at times.  That does mean we will get a few sunbreaks.  Highs will stay in the mid to upper 50s.

Right now the forecast models are pointing toward a dry and partly sunny Saturday.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team

Sunshine now, showers coming later this week

Sunshine now, showers coming later this week

Sunshine will win the battle in the sky once again today, and much of Western Washington will likely have its warmest day of 2012 this afternoon.

There's a "battle" going on as a weak upper-level disturbance is riding over the northern fringe of a huge bubble of high pressure.  We live right by that northern fringe, so clouds -- and even a few light showers -- are prevalent this morning.  This disturbance will be gone by mid-morning, taking most of the clouds with it.

Plan on partly to mostly sunny skies this afternoon with highs in the low 70s in the central sound, mid/upper 70s in the south Sound and SW Washington, and upper 60s north of Everett.  If Seattle makes it above 70 degrees today, it will be the warmest day of the calendar year.

Upper-level high pressure will slide a bit to the east on Monday, but not far enough to take away our warm weather.  After a cool start, temperatures will climb into the 70s for the second straight day, the first time that has happened since mid-September.

Sun sticks around Sunday; clouds to roll in during week

Sun sticks around Sunday; clouds to roll in during week

Get ready for a nice Easter Sunday with temps in the mid 60s in our warmest spots. 

Most areas should see partly sunny skies this afternoon.  The coast could see a few sprinkles thanks to an area of low pressure spinning off the coast of Oregon.

Monday the clouds increase with temps a few degrees cooler.

Showers return to the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday under mostly cloudy skies.

You don't have to wait long for partly sunny skies.  By Thursday and Friday we are back to mostly dry weather and some nice sunbreaks.

Have a great Easter Sunday,
Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team

Don't let sunbreaks 'fool' you, April off to soggy start

Don't let sunbreaks 'fool' you, April off to soggy start

Showers and gusty winds outside this morning as we get ready for even more wet weather for the week ahead.

There are some dry spots but showers will increase Sunday afternoon. Gusty winds fueled by an area of low pressure moving to our north will calm down by the end of the day.  We have had gusts so far this morning between 40 and 50mph. Our daytime highs today will hit the upper 40s to low 50s.

Monday starts out with a few showers, but the moisture increases in the afternoon as another very soggy system approaches the coast. Highs on Monday will stay below normal.

Tuesday is looking sopping wet right now. We will have to keep an eye on some of our creeks and rivers as heavy rain moves in for much of the day.

We start getting a break by Wednesday afternoon. Right now Thursday and Friday are looking like our best chance for some sunbreaks.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team
 

Enjoy the sun now; clouds and showers headed our way

Enjoy the sun now; clouds and showers headed our way

Sunday morning will be dry, but be ready for some showers to push in from the south by the end of the day.  The sunbreaks we are seeing this morning will be replaced by gray skies by sunset.  Highs today will hit the low to mid 50s.

Showers will linger overnight before moving off to the north.  We get a bit of a break for part of Monday before another system moves onshore by the end of the day.  Highs in many places will only get to the low 50s.

The rest of you work week will be a mix of mostly cloudy skies, showers and a few sunbreaks.  As the week goes on, highs will drop to the mid to upper 40s by the weekend.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team