TODAY:

Puget Sound Forecast: A lull in the rain through lunchtime, with more rain in the afternoon. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 25 mph gusting to 30 mph. Highs in the low to mid 50's.

Mountain Forecast: Rain and snow likely. Snow level rising up to 6,000 feet. A couple inches possible over higher elevations. Pass temps in the mid to upper 30's. East wind at pass level 10 to 20 mph.

Coast Forecast: Windy and rainy. Southeast wind 15 to 30 mph gusting to 45 mph. Highs range from the upper 40's to low 50's.

Eastern Washington Forecast: Increasing rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30's to mid 40's.

DISCUSSION:

Another day, another record! Tuesday's high topped 56° setting another daily high temperature record. Don't get used to it! Mother Nature will be bringing back more January-like weather the coming days. We're looking at frequent chances for rain, cooler temperatures, and gusty wind at times.

Today, a warm front brushed by earlier this morning providing some light rain. After a lull through lunchtime, the cold front moves in this afternoon bringing back the rain. Expect a wetter second half of the day, and breezy, with gusts over Puget Sound near 30 mph.

Coastal communities and the North Interior will see windier conditions. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 6PM tonight. It's here we could see a few gusts over 40 mph, and maybe a few local power outages. A strong storm well offshore will also be providing the coast with some higher than normal seas. There is a Coastal Flood Warning in place for the southern WA coast until midnight tomorrow night. Some beach erosion is possible.

A colder airmass slides overhead Thursday bringing back highs in the upper 40's, and showery conditions. Expect showers and sunbreaks in the forecast to wrap up the workweek. The cooler temperatures showers give us some decent mountain snow from pass level up.

Not much of a break from the rain through the weekend. We have showers at times in the forecast at least through early next week. This is what January is supposed to look like!

Ben Dery / KING 5 Meteorologist