Updated Monday 3:55 p.m.
Seattle's three-week streak of dry weather survived the weekend.
It won't survive the week.
Our first significant rainfall since late June is on the way, but on the bright side, perhaps the lawn-watering can take a break.
But we still have some pleasant weather in the short term -- tonight will be clear early then marine clouds will roll in late with lows in the upper 50s.
Tuesday brings the first signs of change. Oh, the morning marine clouds will be familiar but when they burn away, it'll still be mostly cloudy as the weather system approaches. We'll even see showers develop in southwestern Washington by midday and a few will spread north into the Puget Sound area late Tuesday into Tuesday night. Highs will be in the low 70s.
Wednesday is.. wet. A low pressure center will swirl right over the Puget Sound area during the day for a gray and rainy day with highs only in the upper 60s. There is even the risk of a few thunderstorms so keep that in mind. The low begins to move out Wednesday night but we'll see some lingering showers through about midday Thursday before we really start to dry out. Highs should reach the low-mid 70s.
The rebound is stark and swift as we head into Friday and the weekend and high pressure rebuilds and the clouds melt away. Under sunshine from nearly start to finish, highs Friday and through the weekend should reach the upper 70s to low 80s. SeaFair couldn't ask for better weather for the Torchlight Parade as Saturday evening should be quite pleasant.
Long range models maintain typical dry late July weather with seasonal to perhaps a little warmer than average temperatures into the following week. Guess we'll be restarting that dry streak once again :)
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