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August 15, 2013 at 5:41 AM

Sign of seasonal change in Washington weather

The Associated Press

The National Weather Service says a weak front moving across Washington is bringing some light rain to Western Washington and a chance of showers Friday and Saturday in Western and Eastern Washington.

That being said, forecasters expect dry skies and seasonal temperatures to return next week.

After a long stretch of hot, dry conditions, University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Professor Cliff Mass says the front is the first sign of a seasonal shift to autumn weather.

Mass blogs that precipitation typically increases in the second or third week of August. There’s plenty of summer left, but a shift in the Northwest weather pattern is evident.

Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: Autumn, change, weather

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