Whatever you need to do outside, do it this weekend.
Sun is forecast in the afternoons on both Saturday and Sunday, making this possibly the last sunny and dry weekend before the real rainy season begins, probably next week.
The National Weather Service says the showers experienced in much of the Puget Sound this week should begin to clear out late Friday or early Saturday, bringing pleasant weather.
“It looks like confidence is fairly high that it’s going to be a nice, dry weekend,” Weather Service meteorologist Kirby Cook said.
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While there could be patchy morning fog both days, he said, afternoons are expected to be sunny with a high on Saturday in the upper 50s and in the lower 60s on Sunday.
After that, the weather will enter a “fairly active period with several storms,” said Cook, and bring a return to what he calls “typical weather for the middle of October.”
That means, yes, rain.
Though extended forecasts are less certain, it looks like wet weather will arrive on Tuesday and last at least through Wednesday, Cook said.
“Some models are indicating this could be the wettest weather we’ve had so far this year,” he said. Of course, he said that just means a return to normal. “It actually just looks like they will be typical October days.”
Enjoy the sun, folks, and get the raincoats and boots ready.