Mass: The Worst Is Over, and Summer Isn't Over Yet

Sep 6, 2013

The worst is over is now, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

“The heaviest rain, and certainly the lightning is over for the time being,” said Mass, professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.

And the good news, says Mass, is that things will get better—eventually.

“It’s going to be a slow improvement,” he said. “The moisture’s still coming around from the north here in Puget Sound.”

Things will start to dry up late Friday, but there could be some residual showers and a few clouds Saturday morning, says Mass.

“But it should get better during the afternoon tomorrow, then Sunday is when we’re really transition over,” he said. “We’re going to have this low over us to a ridge of high pressure building.”

The good news is once things take a turn for the good, it will stay that way.

“We’re going to have dry conditions way into the week, temperatures getting back into the mid-70s, even into the lower 80s as we get into Wednesday and Thursday. It’s going to be nice.”

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The weekly KPLU feature "Weather with Cliff Mass" airs every Friday at 9 a.m. immediately following BirdNote, and twice on Friday afternoons during All Things Considered. The feature is hosted by KPLU Environment Reporter Bellamy Pailthorp. 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.