Puget Sound Forecast: Patchy fog and chilly this morning otherwise mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to low 50's. Gusty winds near the Cascade foothills with east winds 15-30 with gusts to 45 otherwise light winds.

Mountains Forecast: Mostly sunny. Freezing level rising from 8,000 feet this morning 9,000 feet this afternoon. Afternoon pass temperatures in the upper 30's to low 40's.

Coast Forecast: Mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 50's. Winds east 10-20 mph.

Eastern Washington Forecast: Mostly sunny after patchy morning fog. but mostly cloudy in the morning in the Yakima Valley. Highs in the mid 30's to mid-40s.

Discussion:

A large ridge of high pressure is moving into western Washington today. This is giving us offshore flow limiting the formation of fog in the lowlands. However, gusty winds have developed in the Cascade foothills as winds move out of the Cascades.

The ridge will move east of us by Tuesday allowing a weak front to push in Tuesday afternoon for a little light rain followed by showers and sunbreaks on Wednesday. Another weak front brushes by on Thursday moving mainly through BC but it may be close enough to produce a few showers on the Thursday-mainly north of Seattle.

High pressure builds strongly along the coast Friday and over the weekend putting us right back into a pattern of morning clouds and fog with the sunny afternoon.

Rich Marriott / KING 5 Senior Meteorologist