The arrival of autumn Friday was nearly uneventful with fair weather overhead. We almost made it up to 70 degrees but fell short of the average high for the date of 73 with our high of 69 degrees.
Saturday, the first full day of autumn, was rather still with light winds and lazy temperatures meandering up to the 70-degree mark. A weak system brought light showers to the coast early Saturday but nothing measurable locally. Today, we will have some morning fog here and there and maybe some scattered clouds but another calm day.
Another weak system drops down Monday from British Columbia for more clouds and a risk of a shower but mainly along the coast and in Puget Sound. After that, we enjoy a great fall week with highs warming into the 70s and with predicted easterly winds Tuesday and Wednesday into the 80s.
I was looking at what I wrote three years ago on Saturday, and I was informing everyone to batten down the hatches as a juicy fall storm was moving our way. On Sept. 23, 2014, the satellite picture showed a large low-pressure system looking more like a giant cinnamon roll out in the Pacific. Yep — that time of the year where we can get large storms.
However, I do not foresee any rainfall the rest of the month. Yes, a slight chance Monday, but for the most part, none. We still will end up near normal on the rainfall for September thanks to the heavy rains last week.
Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.