Wait. Is summer over?
No, this is just a little stretch of unseasonably chilly weather. Coming on the heels of August’s warmer-than-usual start, it could feel even cooler, according to the National Weather Service of Seattle. Next week should be warmer.
The average high temperature for the first 15 days of August was 83 degrees, about 5 degrees warmer than usual, according to NWS. The average high since then has been about 72 degrees, 5.3 degrees below normal.
Cooler weather will be with us all week, with overnight lows in the low- to mid-50s and daytime highs in the low- to mid-70s, according to NWS.
We saw some sun on Monday once the clouds cleared. But as predicted by meteorologist Samantha Borth, temperatures remained cool, with highs in the upper-60s to 70s.
On Tuesday, the warmest day of the workweek, the high temperature is forecast to hit around 70, with Wednesday just a few degrees cooler, Borth said, before things cool down a bit more on Thursday and Friday.
There’s a slight chance we could see rain on those two days as well, she said.
“Then, over the weekend, things start warming up again with Sunday getting close to 80” in some parts of Puget Sound, said Borth. In Seattle, the high Sunday is expected to be about 76, she said.