Updated Thursday 11:50 a.m.
After all of the weather extremes of the last few weeks (lows in the teens & frozen waterways vs. highs near 60 and loads of rain), Thursday was just kind of...normal. With rain at times, highs in the upper 40s to near 50, and a few sunbreaks thrown in for good measure, it was a textbook Seattle January day straight out of the almanac.
We'll keep the showers coming overnight, but they will alternate with moon breaks, too. Lows will drop back into the 30s in the cold spots, but that's also routine for mid-winter.
Friday features more of the same: showers at times, especially in the afternoon. The snow level is back to about 2,000-3,000', so the passes will get more snow, but so will the resorts (just in time for the weekend--yeehaw!).
Speaking of the weekend, we'll still pull in some rain at times, although most of the west coast precipitation continues to follow a persistent jetstream into California. Weekend highs are in the middle to upper 40s, and with it being damp at times, perhaps it's not the *best* weekend to enjoy our great outdoors.
That being said, how about a trip to WeatherFest? The American Meteorological Society is in town for a conference, and kicks off the event with a family friendly science fair at the Washington State Convention Center on Sunday afternoon. More information can be found here: https://annual.ametsoc.org/2017/index.cfm/weatherfest/ We'd love to have you visit and learn more about our earth, environment and atmosphere!
Did you prefer the cold, dry streak of the first half of the month? It's bAAA-ack next week. Although this time if won't be quite as extreme. Blue skies and sunshine work their way back into our weather picture Monday through at least Thursday. With lows in the 30s and highs in the low to middle 40s, this round of January sunshine will be chilly, but not bitter.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team
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