More fog and low clouds

Stagnant weather pattern remains through Wednesday

An Air Stagnation Advisory remains in effect through Wednesday with air quality slowly getting worse. This afternoon, air quality is rated as “moderate” in areas south of Seattle while air quality is “good” elsewhere. However, with the next couple days not having much air movement around Puget Sound, air quality could reach “unhealthy for sensitive groups” in places late tomorrow through Wednesday.

Plenty of morning fog and clouds will be around Puget Sound and I’m not optimistic for many breaks tomorrow. In the mountains and the coast, we’ll continue to have sunshine. Highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s tomorrow in spots that stay in the gray while highs at the coast where there will be more sun could top 50 degrees.

On Wednesday, expect more of the same though we could get a little more afternoon sun in spots.

There looks to be a breakdown of the ridge of high pressure over the area Thursday and Friday. This should allow for a bit more air flow around socked-in regions around Puget Sound and hopefully, more sunshine. If sun does emerge, temperatures will be warmer in the daytime hours – closer to 50.

A return to a more typical weather pattern arrives late Saturday and Sunday. While we’ll start the weekend with clouds but mainly dry conditions, expect some rain at the coast late Saturday and rain showers around the area Sunday and Monday. Some snow will return to the mountains but there do not appear to be any large storms on the horizon. We’ll continue with a broadbrush forecast of showers into next week but there will also be drier times too.