Get ready for Western Washington's first significant dry streak in weeks.
KING 5 Meteorologist Ben Dery says a strengthening ridge of high pressure gives us a break from our rainy weather pattern this week. After Sunday, there is no rain in the forecast through next weekend.
It's the first stretch of three or more days in a row without rain in Seattle since October.
A strong temperature inversion (temperatures getting warmer at higher elevations) is likely to develop. By Wednesday, it will probably stay mostly cloudy and chilly in the lowlands, with sunshine and warmer temperatures in the mountains.
A stagnant weather pattern will develop by midweek. By the end of the week, we may see some air quality concerns.