Updated Monday 3:00 p.m.
It might be hard to think of a day with over a third of an inch of rain as a "break" but with even some sunbreaks peeking out around Seattle this afternoon, we'll count it. Especially since it's officially rained on 18 of the past 19 days this month.
Tuesday? No break...
Another weather system is heading our way, set for arrival early Tuesday morning. In the interim, we'll see increasing clouds this evening and overnight with lows in the upper 30s to near 40.
Expect a rainy and blustery Tuesday with gusty winds again on the coast and North Interior. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Tuesday for the San Juans and Whidbey Island/Port Townsend area for potential southeast gusts to 45 mph -- so not quite as strong as Sunday's storm, but still noticeably windy there. Elsewhere gusts will stay in the 20s and 30s.
Highs in the mid 40s -- and that's cold enough for a snow level around 2,000 feet, meaning gobs of new snow in the mountains again. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the mountains for Tuesday for as much as 1-2 feet of new snow -- and that includes Snoqualmie and Stevens Passes. (Mt. Rainier may see as much as 3 feet of new snow!)
We'll see frequent showers on Wednesday and Thursday as a broad trough of low pressure hangs around. Highs will stay in the mid 40s with more mountain snow.
As the trough slides inland Thursday night, it'll draw in some even cooler air behind it, knocking snow levels down to around 1,000 feet into early Friday morning. Thus some of our higher foothills on the Eastside may get some wet snow but no impacts expected in the Seattle Metro area. As the day progresses, highs will still climb into the 40s.
A more typical slightly milder storm comes in again Friday night into Saturday, pushing highs back into the upper 40s. Steady rains are expected through late morning Saturday, then tapering to showers although a Convergence Zone is a decent bet.
Another weather system is here for Sunday with showers into Monday. Looks like we're going to easily have two double-digit rain streaks in the same month!
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