A parked Pacific storm has meant an unsettled weather pattern for parts of western Washington the last few days. For others, though, that low hasn't had much of a noticeable effect on the weather. That changes today.
The month of June has gotten off to a warm start, and unseasonably warm temperatures are in the forecast over the next several days.
Chief Meteorologist Sam Argier put it well: May was a "Jekyll and Hyde" kind of month with a warm start and a chilly finish. Some more stats, plus a look ahead.
A damp Memorial Day is underway, especially over the south half of the area, as a cold front moves toward the coast. The next couple of days will be on the wet and cooler side.
Powerful tornadoes moved across the Dallas, Texas, metro area last night, leaving at least six dead and devastating damage in their wake.
Temperatures have climbed into the 70s and 80s most of the month of May, peaking in the mid 80s yesterday in Seattle. We'll follow up yesterday's unreal warmth with another day of temperatures some twenty degrees above average. But changes are on the way.
It's been an unusually wet April, with several inches of rain falling at SeaTac airport during the month. Drier and much warmer weather awaits as we head into May.
We'll make our second attempt this year at reaching 70 degrees; we fell just short on Easter Sunday at SeaTac airport.
It was another late afternoon and early evening of gusty, noisy thunderstorms over parts of western Washington as an upper level disturbance combined with a surface trough to give us a late afternoon light show in some neighborhoods.
After a soggy four days, drier weather is moving into western Washington to start the work week. But it won't last long.
After ten days of mainly dry weather across western Washington, a change in the jet stream is bringing wetter weather to the area over the next several days.
Unusually warm weather dominated the weather story across western Washington over the weekend, but we failed to reach 70 degrees at SeaTac airport. The long-term record shows that 70 degrees in early spring is a very high hurdle to jump.
This week's mild temperatures have been a "teaser" for what's ahead this weekend -- some of the warmest weather we've seen around western Washington since early October.
Temperatures climbed into the low 60s yesterday for the first time this year. We'll stay warm throughout the week and into Easter weekend.
A strong area of low pressure will move toward Vancouver Island over the next couple of days, bringing heavy rain, snow, and strong wind to western Washington.
An atmospheric river will point at western Washington over the next 5 days, adding substantially to the rain bucket for 2013. The heaviest rain will fall along the coast, in the mountains, and near the border.
After a drier mid-week, more rain is on the way for Thursday with a warm front moving through western Washington. A surge of warm, Pacific air will send temperatures toward 60 degrees by Friday afternoon.
More active weather is moving in across the area over the next few days, with a decidedly stormy end to the week in the forecast.
After three days of showers across western Washington, drier weather (albeit not totally dry) is moving in for the weekend. However, once again, a low level inversion sets up and keeps low clouds and fog trapped around the Sound. In the Northeast, the biggest snowstorm of the season is winding up.
Multiple disturbances will move through in the next couple of days, triggering feet of snow in the mountains and areas of heavy lowland rain.