A nice Thursday evening is in store with increasing clouds across the area but some stars. By morning, rain will be increasing by daybreak at the north coast, the Strait and the San Juans but most of the rest of the area should have a dry morning commute. Sure, a few sprinkles are possible, but nothing of note.
By mid-morning Friday, we'll have a band of rain moving northwest to southeast through the area. It's mainly light to moderate rainfall in store, so nothing like what we saw earlier this week. A quarter-inch or less of rain can be expected from the morning through the early afternoon before rain begins to dry up. We could keep a few lingering showers going in the central Sound a little longer but by the time football games kick off later Friday afternoon, the rain should be gone. It will be a bit blustery Friday as well with wind gusts in the 20-30mph range.
Following a few clouds early Saturday, it should be just a spectacular weekend with drier air, cool highs in the low to mid 50s and lots of fall color out there. This is actually one of the better seasons for fall color we've had in recent memory due to the absence of a summer drought season, late summer and early fall sunshine but cool October temperatures. Perfect mix for brilliant color.
We'll keep it mainly clear, cool and dry through next week. Early outlook for trick-or-treating next week is for cool temperatures in the 40s to low 50s in the evenings, light winds and dry conditions. Not spooky at all!
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