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April 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Weekend forecast: sun Saturday less on Sunday

If you think April has gotten off to a chilly start, you’re right, said Dennis D’Amico, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle.

Though Monday was a warm 62 degrees and sunny, temperatures have remained below normal this week. In some areas outside the city, nighttime lows are still hovering around freezing, D’Amico said. And even Friday’s blast of sunshine wasn’t enough to get us to normal temperatures for this time of year: It was 52 degrees at 4 p.m., 5 degrees lower than normal.

Rainfall, though, has been within normal range.

But Saturday’s mostly sunny conditions are expected to take the mercury up to 60 degrees in the afternoon, which is slightly above normal, D’Amico said.

While it won’t feel like summer just yet, “it’s looking like a nice spring weekend,” he said.

If you’re thinking about taking the boat out for an early spring sail, be aware that a gale warning is in effect Saturday at the west entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and along the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula, D’Amico said.

With a system moving up from the California coast, Sunday should still be dry for Easter egg hunts, but there will be increasing cloud coverage in the Seattle area, with rain possible in the Olympics and along the coast, D’Amico said.

“Saturday is definitely your best day to get out. On Sunday, we hope to keep the dry forecast going,” he said.

Come Monday, the chance of showers returns.

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