Seattle Local Forecast

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Puget Sound Forecast:  Increasing rain this morning. Rain at times and windy today.  Highs in the mid to upper 50's. Winds southerly increasing to 20-30 mph with gusts 30-45 mph later today. 
 
Mountain Forecast: Increasing rain becoming heavy at times today.   Snow level rising to near 10,000 feet. Afternoon pass temperatures into the mid to upper 40's West wind 5-15 mph. 
 
Coast Forecast: Rain heavy at times and windy. Highs in the 50's to low 60's. South winds increasing to 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 this afternoon.
 
Eastern Washington Forecast: Increasing clouds this morning. Increasing rain this afternoon. Highs in the 50's west to mid-upper 60's southeast. 
 
 
DISCUSSION:
 
A strong storm will move in this morning. This will spread increasing rain and wind into western Washington this morning. It will dump large amounts of rain in the mountains and soak down much of the lowlands Wednesday into Thursday.  It will also be accompanied by strong gusty winds, generally from the south,  15-30 mph with gusts 35-45 mph.  With the new growth on the trees, we could see spotty power outages. This front should drop south of us on Thursday afternoon for diminishing wind and rain. Friday will see a break with off and on showers and breezy winds.  Snow levels could drop to 4,000 feet early on Friday but should rise back to 5,000 feet in the afternoon with some snow on the higher passes. However, another round of wet and blustery weather will move in over the weekend. The weather should quiet down and dry out to start next week. 
 
Rich Marriott / KING 5 Senior Meteorologist 
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