Seattle-area forecast: 2 glorious days, then a return to rain — and a wet spring equinox

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Seattle-area forecast: 2 glorious days, then a return to rain — and a wet spring equinox

Seattle Times reporter

Despite a cooler start on Tuesday morning, with nighttime temperatures dropping to the low 20s in the South Sound, we will have two glorious, sun-drenched days of blue skies today and Wednesday that could peak near 60 degrees in Seattle.

But don’t be fooled that spring is here a bit early or that the sun stays here.

By Thursday we will be back to our more typical rainy, rainy, stormy weather that will last all weekend according to the Seattle National Weather Service, and maybe nothing plans to dance naked around a fire on the equinox.

The spring equinox occurs around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday this year.

Weather services meteorologist Jacob DeFlitch said there will likely be steady, possibly heavy rain on Thursday, with possibly stormy winds overnight through Friday and showers over the weekend.

It won’t be excessively cold these days, but it will be wet, he said.

Enjoy the sun when it’s outside but don’t expect it for the season, he said.

Spring is notoriously capricious, and we’ll see fine days with rainy days through to around July.

“We’re not in a dry pattern yet,” he said.