It finally feels like spring in Seattle, so no one is going to read this story.
That’s OK. Enjoy Saturday’s sun, 60-degree temperatures and calm winds while they last. Showers and below-normal temperatures are expected to return by Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The agency predicts a dry and mild Saturday across Western Washington. It’ll feel similar to Friday, though we’ll have more cloud cover that will taper throughout the day. Temperatures could reach the mid-60s in the lowland areas.
On the University of Washington’s campus, green buds precede the famed cherry blossoms. The university expects peak bloom in early April, and this week about one in every 10 buds will give way to pink or white blossoms. You can watch a live camera on the university’s website.
The roads over Snoqualmie and Stevens passes are bare and dry, with ice in some spots on Stevens Pass, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
In the Cascades, avalanche hazards are moderate to considerable, with dangerous conditions that may develop as sun destabilizes the snowpack, according to the Northwest Avalanche Center. The warming increases the risk of wet and loose avalanches, and deep slab avalanches and cornice falls.
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