Friday likely warmest day of year so far, with mostly sunny conditions through Saturday

SEATTLE — If you’re tired of the cold and rain, Friday and Saturday will bring a much-needed respite as mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures are in the forecast.


High pressure in control means more sunshine and warmer weather Friday, which is great considering that Thursday was the first day at average temperatures in a long while. In fact, the last month was the coldest such time on the calendar — Feb. 15 to Mar. 15, averaging highs in Seattle — since 1971!

Hitting 54° made it the first average-temperature day in more than a month.

I have us getting to 61° Friday which would be the first 60° day of the year! High clouds will increase Friday afternoon and evening, which means we’ll have to watch how much the cloud cover could impact temperatures.

Saturday could have some more clouds but it will still be “warm” with highs in the lower 60s.

Sunday will have more clouds and a few light rain and mountain snow showers later in the day. Highs will be back to the mid-50s.

More substantial rainfall is expected on Monday for the start of spring, and highs will be back cooler than average in the low 50s.

Expect it to remain on the cool side through next week with occasional showers.

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