High-pressure system eases into Pacific Northwest bringing weekend highs in 80s
Warmer days are ahead for the Seattle area as a high-pressure system makes its way into the Pacific Northwest later this week, bringing forecasted highs in the 80s the weekend of June 25th.
Tuesday, June 21st is the first official day of summer, and although it may feel like Mother Nature has been holding out on us this spring, she’ll be making up for it.
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Meteorologist Jacob DeFlitch, of the National Weather Service in Seattle, says temperatures could rise 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year. It’s a bit of an about-face, coming out of what’s been a cooler, wetter spring than usual.
For the first time since September 8th/9th of last year, Seattle could see consecutive days at or above 80 degrees this weekend.
Wait a minute…on a weekend?!
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“We’ve been so below average – we haven’t even been average, we’ve been below average – and then we’re going to pretty much dramatically increase, over the weekend, 10 to 15 degrees above average.”
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He credits a high-pressure system, lighter winds out of the east, and a slight encroachment by the weather system that’s brought triple digits to parts of the country.
By the middle of next week, he expects temperatures to drop back into the lower 70s, which is more typical for this time of year.