clouds http://kplu.org en Warm but Cloudy Forecast with Thunderstorms Likely http://kplu.org/post/warm-cloudy-forecast-thunderstorms-likely <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today we’ll get plenty of sun and temps in the upper </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">70s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to lower </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">80s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but clouds and precipitation are moving in for the weekend, says </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>“An upper-level low is approaching us from the Southwest right now,” said Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. The clouds and rain that are already in Oregon are going to move northward.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:07:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9577 at http://kplu.org Warm but Cloudy Forecast with Thunderstorms Likely Glorious weekend, then drier-than-normal spring http://kplu.org/post/glorious-weekend-then-drier-normal-spring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, the good news: enjoy this weekend, which is shaping up to be wonderfully mild and full of sunshine with highs in the </span>60s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> across Western Washington.</span></p><p>After that, be ready for plenty of twists and turns. April is the month of frequent weather changes, says Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p>The two hallmarks of April:</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:05:33 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8207 at http://kplu.org Glorious weekend, then drier-than-normal spring Cloudy mornings, cool days will prevail into next week http://kplu.org/post/cloudy-mornings-cool-days-will-prevail-next-week <p>Don&#39;t let yesterday&#39;s warmer temps fake you out, says KPLU&#39;s weather expert Cliff Mass. Fact is, we&#39;re stuck in a pattern of cloudy mornings and cool days deep into next week with possibly some rain arriving on Thursday.</p><p>The cause? &quot;We have this persistent troughing along the West Coast, and associated with that is ridging over the middle of the country, &quot; Mass said. &quot;So, they&rsquo;re getting this enhanced drought, and we&rsquo;re getting the enhanced low clouds. We&rsquo;re colder than normal, they&#39;re warmer than normal.&quot; Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:01:57 +0000 KPLU News Staff 5746 at http://kplu.org Cloudy mornings, cool days will prevail into next week Memorial Day weekend will begin with sun, end with clouds http://kplu.org/post/memorial-day-weekend-will-begin-sun-end-clouds <p>The forecast for today and tomorrow calls for sun and low to mid-70s temperatures, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass. But, the sun and clear skies will give way on Sunday and Monday to clouds and temperatures at least 10 degrees lower.</p><p>Basically, we&rsquo;re still transitioning into the &ldquo;June gloom.&rdquo;</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:59:56 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5105 at http://kplu.org Memorial Day weekend will begin with sun, end with clouds Forecast: Showers ahead (but revel in the spectacular clouds) http://kplu.org/post/forecast-showers-ahead-revel-spectacular-clouds <p>Weekend weather will be cloudy with showers off and on ... a pretty classic Northwest late winter forecast, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass of the University of Washington. Rain should arrive by dinner-time.</p><p>Watch for a bigger storm on Monday, particularly on the coast, where winds could hit 50 mph.</p><p>The clouds we&#39;ve seen so far this week have been pretty interesting. Cloud watchers got a great show yesterday of &quot;lenticular&quot; clouds.</p><p>Mass says they look like stacks of plates -- and may have helped set off the UFO craze. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:54:01 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4382 at http://kplu.org Forecast: Showers ahead (but revel in the spectacular clouds)