May 1, 2024 - News

A sunny reprieve then weeks of rain for Seattle

A person with yellow rain boots walks along a rain slicked Seattle sidewalk.

A person walks over a rain-slicked pedestrian bridge in Seattle's University District. Photo: Genna Martin, seattlepi.com/Getty Images

Any outside activities that need a dry day should be tackled Thursday when Seattle will likely see its sunniest day in the first two weeks of May, per the National Weather Service of Seattle.

Driving the news: A few days of sun will precede a series of "moody" weather systems that will bring more rain and cooler than average temperatures over the next two weeks, said NWS meteorologist Reid Wolcott.

  • With a high of 64 degrees, even Thursday will not be perfectly clear, Wolcott told Axios, but it may be the driest day in the two-week foreseeable future. And by Friday night, rain is back in the picture, he said.

The intrigue: A frost advisory was in play Tuesday night, with overnight lows that dropped into the mid-30s in some areas of Western Washington.

Flashback: Last year, Seattle saw record-brushing highs near 90 degrees in early May.

What they're saying: "I think most of us who live around here are OK with gray skies and not getting into the 90s," Wolcott said.

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