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Western Washington forecast

A wet start to the work week but drying out mid-week. Maybe a little sun in time for Thanksgiving.

PUGET SOUND FORECAST: 

Steady rain early changing to off-and-on showers by mid-morning. Decreasing showers later. A few showers this afternoon mainly north of Everett. High's in the mid- to upper-40s. Winds southerly 5-15 mph. 

DISCUSSION:

A weak cold front is pushing through Puget Sound early this morning. This will give us a round of steady rain early, but it will shift to off and on showers before daybreak. The showers will decrease during the morning. This afternoon there might still be a few showers, but they should mainly be north of Everett. Only an inch or two of snow is expected in the mountains in the next 24hours. Snow levels are near 3,000 feet this morning, but they will rise to 5,000 feet later today. 

Tuesday will start dry with some patchy fog but the clouds will thicken up and rain will move back in during the afternoon as a stronger cold front will soak down western Washington. It will become blustery during the afternoon and evening on Tuesday with winds gusts into the 20-30mph range. Snow levels will run between 4,000-5,000 feet Tuesday but drop to 3,000 feet overnight Tuesday night with about 3-6” of new snow by Wednesday morning. 

Showers and sunbreaks will continue Wednesday with snow in the mountains. Snow levels will be around 3,000 feet. However, high pressure will begin to build in later in the day on Wednesday ending showers before daybreak on Thanksgiving. There may be some areas of fog in the morning on Thursday, but it will turn partly sunny for the Holiday with near normal temperatures - in the mid to upper 40s. 

Friday will see a warm front stall over southern Vancouver Island for clouds and maybe a few showers especially north of Seattle and along the north Coast. The front will finally push through on Friday night leaving behind showers on Saturday. However, Sunday should see a ridge of high pressure move through the State for another partly sunny day with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Overall it looks like a quiet Holiday weekend weatherwise for the Pacific Northwest!