The stubborn storm that brought wet weather to the Pacific Northwest late last week and over the weekend has finally departed, allowing for the return of dry weather for Seattle and surrounding areas.
High pressure building in will usher in dry air from the north, allowing for sunshine to dominate each day through midweek.
Temperatures will slowly rise over the next several days as Monday's high of 79 degrees climbs into the upper 80s by Wednesday.
Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week then temperatures will drop slightly into the low 80s to round out the week.
Daytime hours on Thursday and Friday will contain plenty of sunshine for Seattle's Original Coffee Walk, beginning at the Hammering Man.
The sunshine will continue through Saturday, providing a pleasant day for the Seattle Boats Afloat Show at South Lake Union.
Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to impact Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A fall-like weekend is in store for the Northeast, after rain and thunderstorms will dampen the region on Friday.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
Oho will hit parts of British Columbia and Alaska with drenching rain, gusty winds and pounding seas before the week comes to an end.
Intense low pressure causes 100 mph wind gusts in parts of state.
The East (1988)
Big early season chill Philadelphia 35 (tied record) Atlantic City 30 Newark, NJ 35 Bridgeport, CT 31 Hartford, CT 28
Binghamton, NY (2000)
1" of snow - the earliest date on record an inch or more of snow has fallen.