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A few showers, but work week looking warmer and dryer
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A few showers, but work week looking warmer and dryer

Our cool and cloudy June continued, with mainly overcast skies and highs closer to 60 rather than 70 (where they should be--on average--this time of year) on Saturday.  A few stray showers fell near the Cascade foothills, but overall it was mainly dry.  While it was calm around the Central Sound, blustery winds gust to 30 mph or more in the NW and SW Interiors, as yesterday's low moved over the Cascades and continued to drive some blustery conditions in its wake.  A few peaks of sunshine here and there were a sign of quite a bit more blue sky to come tomorrow.

We'll stay mainly cloudy overnight, and lows will drop into the 40s by sunrise.  Thereafter, it will brighten up and warm up as high pressure builds back in over the Northwest.  Our thermometers will respond to the clearing by topping out in the middle to upper 60s...a nice finish to the weekend.

The building ridge is short-lived, and another weather system drags its heels over Washington by Monday.  In spite of increasing clouds, warm southerly flow will keep us in the 60s to near 70...it will be a bit 'balmy' out there.  We'll see a few showers, too, mainly over the Northwest Interior.

The threat for scattered June showers lingers Tuesday and Wednesday, but as most of the weather energy steers north into Canada, these disturbances will barely graze us.  Compared to last week, the week ahead is looking much warmer and drier.  Highs will stay in the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday.

At this point the models dry us out Thursday and Friday, but bring a threat for showers back in on Saturday.  There is still plenty of time for this outlook to change, so don't fret about your outdoor weekend plans getting washed out just yet.

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