Saturday's lightning threat is significant with a Red Flag Warning issued for the Seattle area and the rest of Western Washington through tonight.
A push of marine air from the Pacific is slowing Friday's warm-up. Highs are now expected to reach the upper 80s to lower 90s.
The Perseids meteor shower will peak this weekend, bringing the prospect of 60 or more meteors per hour. The weather in Seattle and throughout the Northwest will be nearly perfect for viewing.
Low clouds that socked in most of the region on Friday will break in plenty of time for the start of Seafair events.
Friday marks the start of an 11-day period of the warmest average temperature of the year, as measured at the official climate station at Sea-Tac Airport.
Meteorologist Morgan Palmer reports on another low pressure system bringing increasing lowland showers and even some high elevation snows late today through Monday.
Some sunshine is expected through Saturday afternoon across Western Washington as slightly drier air aloft and high pressure work into the region. Highs will top out in the upper 60s to mid 70s, and sunshine will be abundant in the mountains and east of the Cascades as well. We'll see ...
The National Park Service sent us photographs of avalanche debris near Comet Falls in Mount Rainier National Park.
Meteorologist Morgan Palmer was bombarded by questions about the lightning storms in his weekly Weather Chat on KIROTV.com on Monday at 1 p.m.
Showers are expected to form sporadically this afternoon across lowland areas of the central and north Sound, the Cascades, and parts of Hood Canal and Kitsap under the upper-low.
Unfortunately, the Pacific Northwest skies are expected to cloud out a potential auroral display in many locations.
Most of the lightning threat, along with small hail, is expected to affect locations in the mountains and adjacent foothills. The chance of lightning strikes in the lowlands is small today, but still does exist.
A beautiful day with high pressure and high summer sun will bring some areas the warmest day of 2012 thus far. The high temperature for the year at Sea-Tac has been 80 degrees set back in mid-May. The forecast high for Seattle today is 81 degrees. There will be ...
Expect afternoon showers but skies will be brighter on Sunday.
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A few showers will develop in a convergence zone north of Seattle this afternoon, but for many others, outdoor grilling will be greeted with pockets of sunshine.
The beautiful Friday across the area won't be repeated this weekend. Expect a few, mainly light showers this morning across the area, especially north of Seattle. Rainfall amounts will be minimal in most areas, but skies will be mainly gray all day. After a brief tapering of shower activity early this ...
Around the Sound, expect a mainly dry day with only a few pockets of nuisance drizzle through the afternoon, mainly south and west of Seattle. Clouds will be abundant, though since the marine layer in place producing the cloud cover is fairly shallow, expect some breaks of sunshine to emerge as the afternoon progresses.
Showers will form with isolated thunderstorms over the Cascades this afternoon and drift southward. The high cloud tops could be a quite striking visual in the eastern sky as seen from the lowlands later today.