Updated Tuesday at 4:02 a.m.
I'm not complaining about the sun and 70 degrees today. After all, we've earned our dry days. Consider it payback for all the cloudy, wet weather we endure during a Western Washington winter. Indeed, the latest trends have shown a slight bias toward drier early springs. Could this year be more of the same? At least for now the Doppler has gone quiet with hardly a drop of rain in the bucket between now and the weekend.
High clouds could once again fade the sunshine as upper-level energy ripples through the westerly flow aloft. Sprinkles and light showers may even blossom from one such wave in the upstairs atmosphere on Wednesday. But any showers will be confined to far northwest Washington from Port Angeles to Bellingham.
Daytime temperatures consistently hold near 70 degrees all the while the overnights become milder as low temperatures barely dip below 50 degrees. This warmth will linger a little longer into the weekend as high pressure hangs on through Sunday. A change could be on the horizon early next week as the next formidable cold front finally makes some headway into Western Washington with the first substantial rain in over a week's time.
Meteorologist Kristin Clark
The KOMO4 Weather Team
Today's Record Temperatures