Your Forecast for Friday, October 7th


“Well Kitsapers, it’s looking like a pretty typical October day with cloudy skies and cool temperatures. But that’s nothing out of the ordinary, right?”

Sure! If it were actually October 7th! (Which lands on a Wednesday, actually) The pattern we’re experiencing right now is fairly typical of early fall around here, but I would think most residents of Western Washington are content with the current pattern—as long as it doesn’t last from now until next May. While it’s too soon to start making those kinds of predictions, it certainly looks like we’ll be under a blanket of gray until at least late next week, but there will be moments of sunbreaks in between the cloud cover.

But I think most of you are wondering about the rain predicted to arrive in our area early next week. Amazingly, that prediction still looks good with some rain expected to arrive later Tuesday into Wednesday. I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for some preciptation around here.

So, today and Saturday will be very similar: cloudy with the small chance for a few sunbreaks, but overall cool and Autumn-like. The sun breaks through a little bit on Sunday with highs “bouncing” up to the low 70s (as opposed to the upper 90s/low 100s last week) but clouds and light drizzle/showers return for Monday before some more healthy rain looks to move on through for Tuesday and Wednesday.

We even leak a little bit of that rain in the picture on Thursday before we start to dry out a little bit for next weekend, though it doesn’t look very warm with highs only in the upper 60s and low 70s throughout the period.

Hopefully you warm weather lovers saved that heat in a bottle somewhere, because it doesn’t look like we’ll return to THAT weather anytime soon!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap