Puget Sound Forecast: Mostly cloudy early, becoming partly to mostly sunny. Chance of a few late day showers.  Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Variable winds 5-10 mph.

Coast Forecast: Partly sunny today with a chance of an afternoon shower. . Highs in the 60s.  Winds northwest 10-20 mph.

Mountain Forecast: Areas of clouds and fog this morning, becoming partly sunny this afternoon with a slight chance of a shower. Snow level 7,000 feet. West wind in the passes 5-10 mph. Pass temperatures in the mid-50s to low 60s.

Eastern Washington: Partly to mostly sunny. Windy. Highs in the low 60's to the mid to upper 70s.

DISCUSSION:

Tuesday was marked by a lot of variation. The central Sound stayed locked in and cool with highs in the low to mid 60's, while Shelton hit 73 and Olympia 70.  The central Sound received the bulk of the rain yesterday with Sea-Tac getting .21" - the most since April 16th. Everett received .07" but the other official stations only received a trace to a couple of hundredths of an inch.  

We will start with clouds by dry this morning, however, another weather system will approach us later today for increasing showers later in the day. It should be wet tonight. As this system lingers over the area we should see off and on showers on Thursday. It will be cooler both days with highs in the mid to upper 60s. 

A small area of high pressure will drift through Friday and Saturday for more sun in time for the official arrival of summer on Friday morning. Highs will warm into the low to mid-70s. 

Another weather system will drop the BC coast on Sunday for increasing showers. It should remain around the Northwest through the first half of next week for a continuing chance of showers and cool temperatures. 

Rich Marriott / KING 5 Senior Meteorologist