THURSDAY:

Puget Sound Forecast: A few showers possible today. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 60's. South wind 5-10 mph.

Mountain Forecast: Mostly cloudy with a better chance of showers. Snow level near 6,000 feet. Pass temps in the 50's. Light wind in the passes.

Coast Forecast: Increasing showers, especially for the north coast. Highs in the lower 60's. Southerly wind around 10 mph.

Eastern Washington: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs ranging from the mid-60's to mid-70's.

DISCUSSION:

A weak front brought overnight showers. These showers have made some roads wet for the morning commute, but we should clear out to at least a partly sunny sky by late morning. An approaching warm front will spread light rain into the coast, mountains, and Northwest Interior this afternoon and evening.

The warm front will lift north of the international border later Thursday. That means most of western WA will be between fronts a good part of Friday, with only a few showers around and mild temps topping near 70.

By Friday evening, the main cold front pushes through bringing increasing rain, and perhaps some locally breezy conditions. Saturday brings widely scattered showers mixed with sunbreaks, with temperatures only warming to the low-to-mid 60's.

Only a few showers linger into Sunday morning before drier northerly winds take over. We should clear out to sunshine Sunday afternoon.

Ready for some really big news? A strong ridge of high pressure builds in the eastern Pacific early next week. This should put us in a sunny and warmer pattern with possible 70's returning! Although fall officially begins Saturday, summer is not done yet!

Jordan Wilkerson / KING 5 Forecaster