FORECAST: Cloudy, Warm & Muggy Saturday

Showers Possible This Weekend

A Heat Advisory remains for far Eastside, foothills and south of Pierce County through Saturday for warm overnights in the 60s and spots hitting 90 again tomorrow.

Saturday will be warm, hazy and a bit muggy around the region. Smoke will mainly be elevated in the skies above Western Washington but air quality will be poor in the Cascades and points east through the day Saturday. Highs will be in the 70s northern part of Western Washington, 80s to low 90s across the central and south Sound and elsewhere and 90s and 100s east of the Cascades.

Isolated thunderstorms through early Saturday morning in the south Cascades could become more widespread in the Cascades into even Sunday, but it looks like this activity will mainly stay away from Western Washington – though there will remain a chance of some activity west of the Cascades.

On Saturday night and Sunday, more widespread showers and storms are possible across central Washington west to the Cascades and it’s possible some of this comes west of the mountains – mainly north of Everett. We’ll be watching.

Otherwise, Sunday will be dry and warm with more clouds but still hazy skies. While the smoke will mainly be aloft over Western Washington through early Sunday, there are indications that significant air quality problems could develop in the lowlands by late Sunday into early Monday as more smoke aloft mixes to the surface and some central Washington smoke makes its way west.

Weatherwise, we’ll have typical days early next week with sunshine and highs in the 70s and 80s.

Late next week, there remains a chance of rain or possibly some thunderstorms too, starting around Thursday. This is still not a certainty though, so we’ll be watching but it would be much-needed rain.