The UW Dawgcast

October 17, 2020

Forecast: October 17th, 2020

By Calen Randall

Happy Saturday Huskies!

After a week of strong winds and wondering if you would lose power during your online lecture, the winds have calmed for the start of the weekend. No need to worry about power outages, fallen trees, or blown over garbage cans today!

If your aim is to get outside and stay dry this weekend, today is the day to get outdoors. A weak ridge will keep Seattle dry until the evening. Despite the dry weather, skies are currently cloudy and are not expected to clear much this afternoon. At least your corn maze map will not get soaked today!

Thanks to northwesterly flow ushering in clouds, the diurnal range will be miniscule today. That is, afternoon temperatures are forecast to be less than ten degrees warmer than the low this morning! With little heating from the sun making it past the cloudy skies, cooler highs in the upper 50s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday, with lows in the low 50s.

Our brief respite from rainy weather will finish tonight, as scattered showers should pop up around western Washington early Sunday morning. Fans of precipitation will be happy to know that a convergence zone is expected to develop in Snohomish County tomorrow morning. While Sunday’s system of wet weather will be no deluge of rain, precipitation totals between a tenth and a half inch are possible on Sunday, depending upon your location.

Whether you head to the pumpkin patch or settle down to a book, have a great weekend!


Reach forecaster Calen Randall at Twitter: @Wx19Calen.