Updated Friday 2:00 p.m.
How's this for balance? Sun fans and rain fans each get to claim half of the weekend.
First up, it's the sun fans. We're in between weather systems now and thus the mysterious scene out most our windows of rain not falling from the sky.
There are still a few isolated showers out there and we'll have to leave a chance of showers in the forecast overnight, but for most, it'd dry with lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Saturday is looking dry and, dare we call it partly sunny? Mostly cloudy is the safer sounding bet but sun fans need some sort of forecast with the word "sun" in it, so here you go (although sun fans would probably petition for warmer, sunnier weather, but since it's November, petition denied.) Highs will be in the low 50s.
However, any sun fans in British Columbia reading our forecast (hi!) will probably be thinking: "Those zany Americans' view of sunshine looks a little grey to me, eh?" -- that's because you'll instead be dealing with a rather wet cold front for a rainy Saturday there. But always ones to politely share, the Canadian rain will become American rain late Saturday night as that front sags south into Washington. Thus, expect rain to develop from the north as Saturday night progresses.
So not only will Sunday be rainy here (caveat: Olympic Rain Shadow will carve a dry hole in the radar in its usual North Sound spots) it'll be fairly windy as well as that potent front approaches and moves through. Expect southerly winds gusting to 40-45 mph with some Puget Sound shoreline areas perhaps getting a gust of 50 mph here and there. So not terribly windy, but noticeably windy with maybe a few isolated power outages. Highs will stay around 50. And since it's more than just a few buckets of rain, there is a Flood Watch issued for the flood-prone Skokomish through Monday morning.
We'll calm the rain and wind down as we into Sunday night, leaving us with just a few showers on Monday. Another storm will move in later Tuesday into Wednesday for more rain and wind with lighter rain holding into Thanksgiving Day. This looks like a much milder pattern with highs getting well into the 50s and snow levels well above pass levels and will bear watching since that could lead to river flooding scenarios. But for travelers, while it won't be a dry drive for any road travel around the region, but it's not looking snowy.
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