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Posted: 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013

The two faces of May 

May 2013 rainfall
May 2013 rainfall

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Warmer and drier weather into the weekend photo
Warmer and drier weather into the weekend

By Sam Argier

The month of May has definitely had a Jekyll and Hyde personality.  We did not see rain for the first 11 days of the month, making it the driest start to May on record at Sea-Tac Airport.  Warm weather fans were rejoicing when we soared to 87 degrees on May 7th; the earliest we have reached that high of a temperature.  Heck, we were warmer than Death Valley that day!

As soon as we all broke out the board shorts and fans, the bottom fell out.  Halfway through the month, temperatures started creeping down and the rain started creeping back in.  Despite the dry start to the month, we managed to reach the average amount of rainfall for the month.  Yes, it has been a cool and wet stretch over the past 2 weeks.  Thursday marked the 10th consecutive day with below average temperatures at Sea-Tac. 

Back to summer

As we enter June this weekend, we’re shifting back into a warmer and drier pattern.  A ridge of high pressure starts to build back into the area on Friday, drying us out with more sunshine emerging during the afternoon.  Temperatures rebound back into the upper 60s.

If you’re looking for weekend sunshine, the only blemish will be a weak disturbance moving over our area on Saturday.  It will bring increasing clouds with the chance of a few light sprinkles; mainly north of Seattle and along the coast.  Temperatures will hold in the upper 60s.  Sunday stays dry with low clouds and fog to start the morning.  Afternoon sun emerges with high temperatures rebounding back into the upper 60s and low 70s.

Temperatures will continue to go up from there.  Skies turn mostly sunny on Monday with highs in the mid 70s.  Plenty of sun is forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday with temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.  Long-range forecasts keep us warmer and drier than normal for the next two weeks. 

Have a great day!  

-Sam Argier, KIRO 7 Chief Meteorologist   

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