We’ve officially made it through the winter, which was a little colder and a little wetter than usual, according to the National Weather Service.
Despite a mixed bag of rain, sun and morning fog throughout much of the week, Seattle is expected to see the warmest days of the year so far on Tuesday and Friday when temperatures could reach into the 60s.
That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be sunny, however, as Tuesday is expected to remain overcast, said meteorologist Dustin Guy. Sun sightings are possible Friday and maybe Saturday morning, according to the weather service.
While not too unusual, this week’s warmer temperatures are especially welcome after the chilly weekend. On Sunday, the high was 48 degrees in Seattle, which was the coldest March 20 in Seattle in the past decade, according to meteorologist Dana Felton.
Snow in the mountain passes Monday was expected to transition into rain during the day. River flooding was not a concern, according to the weather service. Stevens Pass was briefly closed Monday for scheduled avalanche-control work, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
After a rainy Monday, Tuesday will be mostly dry and warm in Seattle, Felton said Monday morning. Rain will return Wednesday, before a dry Thursday and Friday ahead of another wet weekend.
Calm conditions could lead to fog in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon on the dry days, he said. Friday will likely be the sunniest day of the week, with temperatures perhaps reaching the low 60s, he said.