Get out there and soak up the sun, if only briefly, if you see it in the next few days. By the end of the week, we will most likely be going back to our regular program, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
After a February slightly cooler and a few inches wetter than average, March jumped out of the blocks with sunspots and warmer temperatures, hitting 57 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday.
February 21st was wetter than average. Quillayute had 11.54 “of rainfall, 1.19” above average. Hoquiam was 8.75 “(+1.54”) Olympia 7.84 “(+2.57” or 49% more than the average February which is 5.27 “!). Seatac 4.68” (1, 18 “or 34% more than the 3.50” average). Bellingham 3.75 “(+0.73”).
– NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) March 1, 2021
Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be similar: mostly cloudy with some sunshine and blue skies, said weather service meteorologist Mary Badwin early Tuesday. Tuesday is expected to be a little cooler, and Wednesday appears to be the sunniest day of the week.
Thursday might just warm up a little more, she said, but it will be cloudy and in the evening a weather system will roll in from the coast bringing in widespread showers that are expected to last all weekend.
“It will be a pretty nice start to the week and then it will rain again on Thursday and Friday,” she said.
We recommend that you enjoy the beautiful weather while you can! A return to the wet will take place later this week. The rain is expected to begin late Thursday, begin on the coast and then continue inland. It is expected that the depth of snow will be mostly for the passes. before falling Sat. #wawx pic.twitter.com/XbTq5bYCfQ
– NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) March 2, 2021