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It’s not often that a day nearly ten degrees above normal would be considered on the cool side of things.
Relative to what’s coming, though, how else to describe Thursday’s high of 84?
A mammoth ridge of high pressure bubbling up from our southeast will send temperatures soaring into the low 90s starting this weekend and continuing through much of next week, making Seattleites long for the refreshing mid-80s of yesterday.
Last year, we got hosed right out of the gate.
This year, we’ll kick off without a drop.
Summer begins early Saturday morning—at 3:51 a.m., to be precise—and unlike in 2013, there’s no big rainmaker to contend with. Instead, the day will dawn on a pleasant note, with morning clouds yielding to full-on sunshine by noon. By early evening, temperatures should warm past 70 degrees, making for a much-improved start to Seattle’s nicest season of the year.
Déjà vu, anyone?
After sunny, pleasant conditions to start the week—Seattle hit 70 degrees Monday and crept up to 72 yesterday—the weather has begun its inevitable downward trend as we head toward the weekend. While today’s stubborn cloud cover is finally fading away, gray skies will be back in full force by Thursday night as rain rapidly approaches—with another round in time for Sunday.
May has never started off warmer.
The temperature at Sea-Tac Airport shot up to 85 degrees yesterday afternoon as a strong ridge of high pressure baked the region in summer-like heat, toppling the old record high for May 1 of 81, set back in 1998. The 85-degree reading also marks the second-earliest time in the year that we’ve gotten that warm, surpassed only by 1976, which hit 85 one day earlier on April 30.