It's a windy and soggy night across Western Washington.
After a blustery morning, another round of gusty winds and heavy rains socked the Puget Sound region early Thursday evening. A wind advisory was in effect until 8 p.m. for almost all of Western Washington, with winds expected to reach 15 to 30 mph and possible gusts of 45 mph.
We are expecting winds to begin to diminish over the next couple of hours with a couple of key exceptions, said KING5 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Renner. It does not mean that it's over by any means.
As of 5:3 p.m, the heaviest rain showers were hitting the Cascade foothills, east of Sultan. North Bend and Kent received over an in of rain Thursday. Precipitation was heading east over the Cascade mountains.
We'll likely to see a convergence zone set up between showers mostly north King and south Snohomish counties this evening or south and west of Olympia, said Renner.
Overnight lows were expected to hit the low-to-mid 40s.
Expect rain in the mountains. The snow level stayed above 6,000 feet in the morning, then dropped to about 4,000 feet late in the day. Highs will be in the mid 30s-to-low 40s.
Traction tires are advised at Stevens Pass, where they were getting snow and slush.
The weather will calm down for Friday and Saturday with a chance of showers and sunbreaks, but the rain appears to be headed back on Sunday into Monday.