7 Day Forecast
So far today...
Updated Friday 5:45 p.m.
It wouldn't be a long Western Washington weekend without a sprinkle or two of rain in the holiday weather recipe. Although for some locations, there may be more of that soggy ingredient than you'd like...
The rain has been a welcome--and VERY much needed change over the Northwest--yet at times the showers have been locally heavy, even resulting in some localized flooding (i.e. Friday Harbor's deluge Thursday morning). Those heavy showers are lurking again tonight, especially in the foothills of the Cascades, resulting in damp campgrounds for holiday outdoors-men. Some of the showers may include a rumble of thunder, flash of lightning, or short-lived round of hail. By midnight, most of these will fall apart completely, and with partly starry skies, expect another chilly morning. Saturday's lows will bottom out in the low to middle 40s in the coolest locales.
September sunshine reigns supreme for Saturday afternoon, so it will be a great day to head outdoors for a hike or bike ride. Afternoon temps will close in on 70 degrees in Bellevue, Bainbridge & Bremerton.
The next disturbance coming down the pike rolls in early Sunday, and most of Puget Sound will contend with occasional light rain. If you're planning on camping, you may just need to include the often-joked-about northwest blue tarp so you stay dry...! With afternoon sunbreaks, highs will struggle to get out of the low to middle 60s.
Higher pressure starts to nudge in later on Labor Day, helping to dry things out and warm temps up a few degrees for the final day in the holiday trio.
Naturally, next week looks milder and brighter, with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s later in the work and school week.
Have a happy--and safe--Labor Day Weekend!
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team