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Rainy, breezy weather continues for most of the week

Rainy, breezy weather continues for most of the week

We are back to the gray and soggy weather for Sunday. We have a few showers outside this morning, and just plain rain is on the way this afternoon. It will also be a bit breezy with a south wind from 10 to 15mph. Highs today will hit the mid-40s.

We will stay soggy tonight with lows dropping to the mid-30s to low 40s.

We go back to work on Monday under mostly cloudy skies, but western Washington should be mainly dry. Highs will jump to the low 50s in some spots.

The rain returns on Tuesday along with the breezy conditions.  Highs will hit the upper 40s.

Rain turns to showers on Wednesday as the on again, off again, pattern of this coming week continues.

Right now Thursday is looking partly sunny!

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team

Soggy, gray weather pattern expected to continue through week

Soggy, gray weather pattern expected to continue through week

It’s another day of active weather across western Washington. We'll have a mix of showers and just a few sunbreaks throughout Sunday, along with some gusty winds. Highs today will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday, only getting to the mid to upper 40s.

The mountains will see plenty of snow during the day with up to 8 inches of new snow in the higher elevations. Both Stevens and Snoqualmie pass will likely see several inches, so plan on winter driving conditions.

Monday we are in between systems for most of the day. Highs will stay in the mid-40s.

Late in the day, plan on increasing clouds as the next system moves onshore. 

Overnight into Tuesday the rain and gusty winds will return along with the steady rain.

Tuesday is looking soggy and gray. Add in some gusty winds and you get a pretty nasty day. 

Our next best chance of any real sunbreaks doesn't come until Wednesday afternoon.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecasting Team

Foggy morning will lead to partly sunny week

Foggy morning will lead to partly sunny week

We have areas of dense fog outside this morning. They will burn away revealing a partly sunny day. Highs today will make it to the mid to upper 40s.

High pressure building in is going to protect us from any real weather systems for the first half of the week.

Monday is looking partly to mostly sunny with Tuesday dry as well. Highs will hang out in the mid to upper 40s.

The high pressure does break down mid-week allowing some showers to return on Wednesday. Plan on typical weather for this time of year for the second half of the week. We'll go mostly cloudy with showers at times into the weekend.

Forecast looking wet, really wet for Thanksgiving holiday

Forecast looking wet, really wet for Thanksgiving holiday

It was a soggy Saturday, and we're just getting started with some nasty late November weather.  LOTS of rain will be heading our way over the next week.  So much so--potentially 20-30" of rain for the mountains over the next week (yes, 20 TO 30 INCHES OF RAIN!!!)--that we will almost certainly be dealing with a river flooding scenario around here by Thanksgiving Weekend.

The next disturbance in line rolls in late Sunday afternoon, and this one is decidedly stronger than the one that came through Saturday. Look for increasing rain and wind, especially after dark...the front will arrive by late afternoon/early evening. The rain will be steady in the lowlands, and the snow will become heavy over the Cascades, making for very tough pass travel.  If you do have to cross the Cascades Sunday, best to do so before the heavy snow hits Sunday evening. 

Rain expected to return in time for work week

Rain expected to return in time for work week

Showers are moving into our area as we speak and they are meeting up with some left over cold air from overnight. That is giving us a few light snow flurries in places like Port Orchard this morning. Most areas are above freezing so we don't expect any accumulations.

Clouds and rain will increase today as a very soggy system pushes through western Washington. Plan on highs to hit the mid-to-upper 40s.

Our snow level is currently sitting at 2500 feet. That means this front will dump heavy snow at times across our passes. Right now there is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for much of the Cascades starting Sunday afternoon. We expect up to 8" of new snow by Monday morning. Be prepared for winter driving conditions all across the mountains with a WINTER STORM WARNING up for parts of central Washington with up to 11" of snow in places like Easton and Cle Elum.

The Monday morning commute will be a wet one with steady rain to start the day. Rain will turn to showers by the afternoon under mostly cloudy skies.  You can expect gusty winds along the coast as we get on the back side of the approaching front.

Scattered showers, cooler temps continue through the week

Scattered showers, cooler temps continue through the week

The first weekend of November looks pretty typical so far: plenty of overcast sky and some light to moderate rain at times. 

Onshore flow continues pumping in some light moisture from the Pacific, especially over the Northwest Interior. Lows will fall into the upper 40s and low 50s by early Sunday morning, with the rain tapering off by dawn.  We go back to Standard Time this weekend. The good part?  We gain an extra hour of sleep overnight.  The not so good part?  The sun will start setting in the FOUR o'clock hour on Sunday...eeek!

Sunday afternoon looks much like Saturday: mainly cloudy, a few showers at times, and mild highs on either side of 60. Another system rolls toward B.C. by Sunday p.m., so look for increasing clouds as we head toward evening...although most of the rain will steer into Canada, we'll see our precipitation pick up Sunday night throughout Western Washington, too.

Cloudy skies, rain expected for most of Halloween week

Cloudy skies, rain expected for most of Halloween week

Sunday is looking like a better day to get outside than yesterday. Most of the rain has moved out of the area for now.

We will see mostly cloudy skies today with a few showers at times. Highs will hit the upper 50s to low 60s.

After sunset, the rain will move back in giving us a very soggy start to the Monday morning commute. 

Monday is looking gray and rainy with highs in the mid-50s in most spots.

The rain will continue on into Tuesday and Wednesday. That means the little ones will get soggy for trick or treating. Highs for the week ahead will stay in the mid-50s.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team