After a bout with midweek showers and storms, Seattle will have drier, pleasant weather that will carry into the new week.
"The weather theme into early next week will be rising temperatures as a large ridge of high pressure expands across the western part of the country," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.
High temperatures through Sunday will approach the 80-degree mark underneath sunny skies.
Those with outdoor activities planned will have enjoyable weather conditions for the weekend. For those spending extended periods of time outdoors, staying hydrated and applying sunscreen can assist in combating the heat.
By Tuesday and Wednesday, temperatures will be near 85 F each afternoon, which is nearly 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.
"The warmth will continue through the remainder of week," he said.
A stretch of higher-than-average temperatures will continue across a large portion of the Western U.S. this week.
A dominant storm track featuring storms moving west to east across Europe will result in a stark contrast between cold air building across Scandinavia and milder air masses entrenched near the Mediterranean.
An El Nino-fueled October will feature more rainfall and storms for Southwest beginning this week.
After waves of cool air progress through the Midwest and Northeast this week, some areas will be cold enough for the first snow showers of the season by this weekend.
A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come.
Tropical Storm Nora moved into to the Central Pacific Basin on Sunday, where unusually warm waters have already led to a record 13 tropical systems this hurricane season.