Updated Thursday at 3:45 a.m.
Good morning! I'm filling in for Seth Wayne through tomorrow, and I'm so happy to be forecasting for you while he's off.
Highs today will make it into the upper 40s and low 50s. We'll have cloudy skies and ongoing rain through much of the day. A storm system to our northeast will be our weather maker today! This will keep things active and gusty. Speaking of the winds, there are Wind Advisories in place until noon today for the north interior. During this time, sustained winds between 20-35 mph are possible with gusts between 40-50 mph! There could be some downed limbs and localized power outages. We'll track that. Also, there are continued Winter Storm Warnings in effect for the Cascade mountains until noon. During this time, there could not only snow, but freezing rain and sleet...creating difficult traveling conditions along the passes. An additional 1-2 feet of snow are possible along the highest peaks with much lesser amounts into Snoqualmie Pass (I'm thinking anywhere from an additional 1-4"). Into the Olympic Peninsula, Flood Watches run through this afternoon. Area rivers will be increasing, potentially creating minor flooding concerns.
Into tomorrow morning, there's a small chance for relatively quiet weather in the morning before things become more unsettled and wet into the afternoon and evening. Our next storm system will bring lowland rain with more snow for the mountains. It will also create more strong gusts!
Saturday will be your day for getting outside this week. The day will feature partly sunny skies with dry weather.
Sunday, the rain, mountain snow and breezes return to the area. Monday looks a bit blustery with morning showers and afternoon drying. Tuesday will offer the return of stronger gusts and all day rain. Wednesday will be breezy and showery.
Enjoy the day and pack an umbrella!
Meteorologist Abby Acone
KOMO 4cast team