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Mass: Welcome to a weekend that will get better and better!

Jonathan Cooper

"We have an extraordinary weekend ahead," says KPLU's weather expert Cliff Mass. "And In fact, it's probably not going to rain until at least next weekend as well."

Friday will warm up to lower 70s with “no precipitation anywhere,” says Mass, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Washington. “And it just cranks up over the weekend."

Saturday will bring temperatures in the mid-70s, and some places may even reach 80.

“And Sunday, it warms up even more. Here in the west, a lot of places will see 80, even the lower 80s. And this extends all the way to the coast," he says.

Temperatures will peak on Sunday, says Mass, and Monday will bring a slight drop in temperatures.

“Tuesday, there should be a dramatic drop in temperature, probably going down to 70, maybe upper 60s. And at least low clouds in the morning.”

That’s the good word from Santa Mass. Get out and enjoy while you can!


Do you have a weather question? Cliff Mass and Keith Seinfeld occasionally answer reader questions on the air. Share yours here.

The weekly KPLU feature "Weather with Cliff Mass" airs every Friday at 9 a.m. immediately following BirdNote, and repeats twice on Friday afternoons during All Things Considered. The feature is hosted by KPLU’s Science and Health reporter Keith Seinfeld. Cliff Mass is a University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, a renowned Seattle weather prognosticator, and a popular weather blogger. You can also subscribe to a podcast of “Weather with Cliff Mass”shows.

Keith Seinfeld is a former KNKX/KPLU reporter who covered health, science and the environment over his 17 years with the station. He also served as assistant news director. Prior to KLPU, he was a staff reporter at The Seattle Times and The News Tribune in Tacoma and a freelance writer-producer. His work has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.