Sorry Dads, cool damp weather expected for Father’s Day weekend

Jun 16, 2023, 11:15 AM | Updated: Aug 14, 2023, 2:16 pm

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Rain in Seattle (Credit: Chas Redmond via Flickr)

(Credit: Chas Redmond via Flickr)

Sorry Dads. This weekend’s Father’s Day weather forecast is going to be a cool and damp one across the Puget Sound region. After a beautiful Mother’s Day last month, with sunshine and temperatures rising into the lower 80s, this weekend will be a sharp contrast with high temperatures about 20 degrees cooler.

Blame what many will call a January weather pattern. An upper-level low-pressure system insists on sagging southeast from the Gulf of Alaska during the weekend and it brings a much cooler air mass along with showers.

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Saturday will feel the much cooler air with clouds and just a chance of a light shower. Highs will reach into only the 60s.

Sunday – Father’s Day – will be the wettest day, with a number of showers and even the possibility of an afternoon thunderstorm to put some spark in the day. Highs will struggle to reach 60 degrees, around 10 degrees cooler than it should be in mid-June.

For those planning to hike, climb or camp in the mountains, be aware this much cooler air mass will bring snow levels down to 7,000 feet Saturday, and all the way down to 4,500 feet on Sunday. If heading into the mountains, be well prepared for inclement cool and wet weather.

This cool, soggy upper-level low-pressure system plans to hang around heading into next week. The showers and unseasonably cool temperatures will persist Monday and Tuesday before this system slowly begins to exit the region. By Thursday, conditions should be drier, with temperatures recovering closer to average.

So consider this Father’s Day weekend as an opportunity to spend time with Dad indoors – good family time for all, while the weather fails to cooperate outdoors.

Follow Ted Buehner, the KIRO FM news meteorologist on Twitter 

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Sorry Dads, cool damp weather expected for Father’s Day weekend