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Western Washington Forecast

Sunny and warm for the first weekend of October with light wildfire smoke drifting into the area.

PUGET SOUND FORECAST

It's the first weekend of October but it'll feel more like August with temperatures climbing well above average. Seattle south will see temperatures in the lower 80s with 70s north of Seattle under sunny skies. Light wildfire smoke is possible, creating a hazy look to the sky.

DISCUSSION 

An area of high pressure is slowly gaining more control over, leading to sunny skies and above average temperatures. Temperatures will peak out in the 70s to lower 80s over the first weekend of October. 

Unfortunately, the warm weather will be accompanied by a shift to offshore winds, which may bring wildfire smoke back into western Washington over the weekend and to start next week. At this point, it only looks like the air quality will drop to moderate in some places with only isolated areas dipping into the unhealthy for sensitive groups category. If you're sensitive to wildfire smoke, maybe just limit your time outdoors.

The high pressure will gradually weaken during the week next week, but right now it looks like we will continue to see sunshine with highs staying in the low to mid-70s from midweek through the end of the week. Normal highs right now are in the mid to upper 60s.

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