Updated Wednesday 4:55 p.m.
Talk about paying the piper...
After everyone rushed outside Tuesday to enjoy a 63 degree day (or 70s in some spots) and some sunshine, winter has made it clear it is not too pleased with spring (and summer) encroaching on its turf this early.
So it's going to rain at times for the next 7 days.
The first inkling of the wrath was today, with what was supposed to be a weak front that was to have some light rain skirt the coast instead became a full-fledged front that swept through with periods of steady rains. Seattle managed 0.12" which looks great for Seahawks fans, but for those hoping to eke out another dry day... not so much.
We'll still see some lingering showers overnight -- call it moonbreaks and showers with lows in the low-mid 40s.
A second weather system is winding up offshore and will spin some rain our way from the southwest -- hitting the coast by mid to late morning, and spreading rain into the interior during the afternoon. Evening commute? Wet. Highs will be in the mid 50s.
It looks pretty wet Thursday night with showers lingering through much of Friday (but not as rainy as Thursday.)
If we had to pick the "break" day, we'd have to nominate Saturday, but it's not a very strong campaign. There will be a few showers amid the clouds through the day, with steady rains returning in the evening. So it's not a dry day, but probably the day with the most dry periods. Highs will stay in the low-mid 50s.
A rainy Saturday night will lead to a still rather showery Sunday -- not steady non, stop rains, but plenty of showers to where dry periods could probably be timed by a stopwatch than an hourglass. Highs will stay in the low-mid 50s. This storm should be cool enough to bring snow levels back down for a moderately-good pasting of fresh snow in the mountains -- about 6-8" in the passes and up to a foot in the higher peaks.
Long range forecasts are running the gamut, trending cool and showery early next week -- then perhaps a return to drier, warmer weather toward the end of the week. If so, looks like winter may have to prepare to fend off spring once again! :)
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