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Northwest heat wave will stick around

Meteorologist Morgan Palmer says temperatures will reach 90 in some spots Saturday. So far, Seattle has only reached 87 degrees this year.

Very warm water persists in the Pacific Ocean.

Heat wave on the way to Seattle and the Northwest

The hottest weather of the year is likely by the upcoming weekend. KIRO 7 PinPoint Meteorologist Morgan Palmer says this blast of summer heat could have some serious staying power!

Analysis of sea surface temperature anomaly shows abnormally warm water across the equator in the central and eastern Pacific - a sign of El Nino.

Chances for "Super Niño" rising

Most forecast models predict a moderate El Niño late this fall and winter, though a few predictions call for a very strong El Niño - a phenomenon some call a "Super Niño." KIRO 7 Meteorologist Morgan Palmer explains what this could mean to Seattle and the Northwest.

Cottonwood fluff along a road in Bellevue.

Blizzard of cottonwood fluff marks Northwest spring

Flying through the air, the fluff carrying the seeds of black cottonwood - can travel many miles, both in the air and in rivers. But is it the source of your spring allergies?

Mountain showers and storms this afternoon

There is a slim chance that one of these showers or thunderstorms could move into adjacent lowland locations.

El Niño conditions make warmer-than-normal average temperatures more probable in the Northwest during the winter months.

El Niño likely to persist into Winter

Long-range forecast models suggest an 80 percent probability of El Niño conditions persisting into next winter. A moderate or strong El Niño pattern increases the chances for warm average temperatures in the Pacific Northwest. Meteorologist Morgan Palmer explains the potential effects.

Mix of clouds and sun through today with isolated mountain storms

An area of low pressure across the Northwest has faded, but still a few showers will be possible this afternoon and early evening closer to the mountains. Elsewhere, expect a mix of clouds and some limited sunshine. The best shot at sun will be across the north and also nearer ...

Rain at times Wednesday afternoon and evening

Meteorologist Morgan Palmer is tracking showers moving in from the east, while plenty of rain fell this morning in parched areas east of the Cascades.

A wet weather pattern for Seattle and Puget Sound through mid-week

With a low pressure system providing plenty of lift and lots of humid air to create rain showers, Meteorologist Morgan Palmer says to expect a soggy commute home in many areas today.

Off-and-on rain showers through mid-week

While rainfall amounts around Seattle won't be great this week, southern Washington, Oregon and the higher elevations of the Cascades will be pounded with heavy rain at times. Meteorologist Morgan Palmer has the Monday forecast update.

Heavier downpours Tuesday with mountain snow

Climate note: March 2015 will wind up as the warmest March on record since records began being kept at Sea-Tac Airport in 1945 as well as the warmest first three months of any year in that stretch.     Forecast: The Puget Sound convergence zone will be active during the day, ...

Western Washington Doppler Radar

Expect more rain around Seattle Tuesday night and Wednesday

Meteorologist Morgan Palmer says we'll only have a few spotty showers this afternoon, but tonight and Wednesday rain will return. Then, a big warming trend.

Chance of thunder north of Seattle Saturday afternoon

Meteorologist Morgan Palmer says a Puget Sound convergence zone is likely to develop across Snohomish and southern Skagit counties.

Tricky rainfall forecast around Puget Sound Thursday

A front that stalls across parts of the Northwest Thursday will bring downpours for some with little or no rain for others. Meteorologist Morgan Palmer explains.

Possible freezing fog in South Sound early Tuesday

Most areas will start off dry and mainly sunny, but across parts of the area some patchy fog is possible early Tuesday with temperatures at or below freezing.

Rain moving in tonight around Seattle and the Sound

Downpours are likely this evening and overnight ahead of brightening skies for the weekend.

Rain moving into Seattle this afternoon

Meteorologist Morgan Palmer says to expect rain through the afternoon commute and into Wednesday evening. Mountain snow will also fall at times through the end of the week.

From sunshine to mountain snow in this week's forecast

Plenty of sunshine around Seattle today, though lowland rain and mountain snow are on the way.

Sun returns for the weekend, mountain snow chance next week

Meteorologist Morgan Palmer tells us to grab the sun shades this weekend, though it'll be brisk on Saturday. He's eyeing a turn toward cooler weather next week with a chance at much-needed mountain snow.

Rain chances increase through week's end

Expect little more than sprinkles despite more clouds through Thursday morning. Meteorologist Morgan Palmer has a better chance of rain in the forecast by Thursday night.

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