It doesn’t feel much like summer in the Seattle area right now — and the showers are likely to stick around until the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
The Seattle area will see showers and temperatures in the lower to mid-70s much of this week, according to the weather service. There should be a break in the rain, with Friday and Saturday forecast to be partly sunny with highs near 76. Showers may follow.
But don’t worry, said meteorologist Kirby Cook: July is generally the hottest month of the year, and by the end of the month, it’s almost certain to be much warmer.
In the meantime, however, the upper-level trough that has been “hanging around over the area” has brought more rain to the region than we’ve had in several weeks, Cook said.
Tuesday could start off dry, but a frontal system that’s bringing heat to Alaska is expected to work its way to Western Washington by late Tuesday, bringing “widespread rain” to coastal communities in the afternoon and into the interior overnight and into Wednesday, according to the weather service.
There’s a chance of showers Thursday, though they should tamper down by Friday. High temperatures throughout the second week of July are likely to be in the low to mid-70s, Cook said.
“It kind of doesn’t feel like July this morning,” Cook said around 6 a.m. Monday, “but it certainly is.”