SEATTLE — Seattle officially climbed into the 60s Friday afternoon for the first time this year.
Friday's high temperatures
Seattle's high temperature was 62 degrees.
It was the warmest temperature of 2023 so far and marks the first time this year that Seattle climbed into the 60s. It's also the first time since October 20, 2022 that Seattle saw a temperature in the 60s.
The average high in Seattle this time of year is 54 degrees.
Friday's daily almanac for Seattle
The city is running about three weeks behind schedule. Seattle normally sees its first 60-degree day around February 22 each year.
Seattle wasn't the only area to see 60 degrees Friday afternoon. A few lower 60s are scattered around western Washington with Renton, Tacoma, Olympia, Shelton, Oak Harbor, Bellingham, Puyallup, Chehalis, Bremerton, and Arlington, Everett, Hoquiam and Forks also hitting 60 degrees.
Friday's high temperatures in western Washington
As of 4 p.m. on Friday, Seattle was also running warmer than a slew of other cities in the southeast and southwest, including New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Memphis, Atlanta, El Paso, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
A look ahead to the weekend
Additional 60s are expected on Saturday and possibly again on Sunday for a few areas around western Washington.
Saturday is expected to be the warmest day so far and the warmest day with this current warming trend with a few areas of interior King, Pierce, and Thurston counties hitting mid-60s by Saturday afternoon under sunny skies. Just a few high clouds are possible throughout the day Saturday.
Saturday high-temperature forecast
Temperatures do cool a few degrees Sunday but a few areas, including Seattle, could hit 60 degrees Sunday afternoon before clouds and a few rain showers increase late Sunday.
Sunday high-temperature forecast