Puget Sound Forecast: Patchy fog and low clouds early this morning then increasing clouds. Increasing chance of rain later afternoon or early evening. Rain tonight. Afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 50's.
Mountain Forecast: Partly sunny early this morning then increasing clouds. Increasing rain or snow late afternoon or evening spreading from the south. Snow level 4,000 to 5,000 feet. Afternoon temperatures in the upper 30's to mid 40's. East winds 5-15 mph.
Coast Forecast: Patchy fog and low clouds early this morning then increasing clouds. Increasing chance of rain later afternoon or early evening. Rain tonight. Afternoon temperatures in the low - mid 50's. Winds becoming southeast 5-10 mph this afternoon.
Eastern Washington Forecast: Increasing clouds with an increasing chance of rain this afternoon. Highs mostly in the 50's.
We will see a shift in our weather pattern today, as an upper-level low southwest of California merges with another upper-level low moving down the BC coast. These will swing inland later today for increasing rain in the late afternoon and evening.
The cold front will move through by noon Thursday changing the steady rain to showers and a few sunbreaks in the afternoon. And it will turn blustery on Thursday.
Cooler showery air will move in late Thursday on into Friday for showers and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms Friday. Showers will continue Saturday but probably more sunbreaks. The snow level in the mornings may drop as low as 1,000-1,500 feet both days and highs will only be in the mid to upper 40's.
A weak weather system will brush by to the north later Sunday but it will mainly give us a few clouds for a partly sunny day with temperatures warming back into the low 50's.
A large ridge of high pressure should approach the coast early next week for more sunshine and temperatures pushing towards 60 by midweek.
Rich Marriott / KING 5 Senior Meteorologist