Driest July in 50 years here -- warm August expected

SEATTLE -- An area of low pressure will continue to stir up clouds and scattered showers for Western Washington through Friday.

Parts of Eastern Washington remain under a 'Red Flag Warning' with chances for thunderstorms through 11 p.m.

We start to get back to normal by Saturday as afternoon sunshine returns, bringing highs back in the upper 70s.  Sunday looks to be slightly warmer, soaring to about 80.

Much of next week looks dry. This is especially noticeable coming off the driest July in 50 years! Long range forecasts continue to trend toward a warmer-than-average August for all of Washington, so it looks like our mild summer remains intact with only a brief break ending this weekend.