Thursday, September 24, 2020
Sept. 24, 2020

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Western Washington heats up this week

Parts of area may reach 80 degrees on Thursday


The sun is going to try to make up for being a Memorial Day no-show. Summerlike weather will creep up on Western Washington beginning today, and areas could hit 80 degrees on Thursday.

Normal high temperatures in May and early June are in the mid- to upper 60s.

Tuesday is what Steve Reedy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle, calls a “soupy” transition day before clouds begin to clear and the sun establishes itself today.

This spring has been only slightly damper than the last. The rainfall total at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is at a little more than 17 inches of rain this year, compared to about 14 inches last year.

Being that this is spring in Seattle, the warmth won’t stick around for the weekend. Temperatures are expected to shift to the high 60s on Saturday and the low 60s on Sunday, Reedy said.

“It seems like Mother Nature has this backward, giving us the bad weather on the weekends and the good weather during the week,” he said.