Seattle residents were able to bask in a sunny, warmer-than-usual Thursday but should prepare for rain late Friday into Saturday.

Thursday’s high reached 57, 6 degrees higher than normal for the date, said Dustin Guy, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Seattle.

Friday morning and afternoon should also be dry, with temperatures hanging in the lower 50s and clouds increasing through the day, Guy said.

As the day progresses, things will start to cool down as a cool upper-level trough rolls in, meteorologist Mike McFarland said.

“Rain probably won’t reach us until after sunset,” Guy said. “But Friday night looks pretty wet.”

The rain will let up a bit Saturday, though weather experts expect on-and-off showers, and Sunday will dry out a little.


“There’s a few lingering showers, but Sunday looks generally dry, especially in the second half of the day,” Guy said.

McFarland added it’s likely to be rainy and cool into at least Monday and Tuesday.

“(Thursday was) just a nice day before the front comes in,” McFarland said.