After one of the chillier Aprils in a long time, cold showers will take a break and the weather will warm up starting mid-week, according to the National Weather Service.
Highs should reach the 60s and possibly lower 70s in spots across the region starting on Wednesday, April 26.
Experts say that temps will warm a few degrees further on Thursday into the upper 60s to low 70s.
Highs may even hit 75 or more(!) on Friday and Saturday, which are expected to be the warmest days.
“Although some uncertainty exists in exactly how warm temperatures are Friday, most will be in the 70s, with low 80s possible especially near the Cascade Foothills and away from the water with the offshore flow,” NOAA said in its forecast discussion.
As our old pals at “Almost Live!” would say, “…and now it’s pants dropping time in Seattle!”:
- Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly between 1pm and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
- Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
- Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. South wind around 6 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
- Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. North northeast wind around 7 mph.
- Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 5 to 7 mph.
- Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
- Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
- Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
- Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
- Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
- Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
- Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
- Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Local @SeattleWXGuy Michael Snyder agrees with this warming trend (be sure to Subscribe to his YouTube channel here for his latest updates):