Current Outlook
8/19/2016 Very Hot on Saturday; Welcome Relief Arrives by Monday
“Saturday is going to be a hot day everywhere in the state, save perhaps at the coast, where marine air looks to return later in the afternoon. However, Sunday should be a decidedly more pleasant day for interior western areas, as daytime temperatures fall by 20 or more degrees compared to Saturday...”

Recent Outlooks
8/12/2016 Summer Heat Returns for Mid August
“The climate system is poised to issue a friendly reminder to Washington in the coming days: It is only the middle of August, and summer is still far from over. Despite some day to day variability, generally hot and sunny weather is on the way for the next week, as high temperatures look to top 100 degrees at times in a few central and eastern areas, and 90 degrees in some western locations...”

8/5/2016 Becoming Cooler and Unsettled by Monday; Warmer and Drier Later Next Week
“This summer's theme of Washington as a climate battle zone looks to continue in the coming days, as strong cooling early next week shifts toward strong warming later in the period. The main driver of the upcoming weather variability should be a low pressure area that will slowly meander in from the north this weekend, before wobbling around the Northwest early next week, and eventually weakening and departing the region later in the period...”

7/29/2016 Hot in the East on Saturday; Becoming Cooler Early Next Week
“Relative to this past week's oppressive temperatures, Saturday should be a cooler day in western areas, as marine air floods into the region. Although the winds of change will also impact eastern Washington, the majority of the associated cooling is likely to be delayed until Sunday, as temperatures slowly trend down toward normal...”

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