Updated: Saturday, 5:20 p.m.
Rain, rain, here to stay...all the better for snuggling up with someone you love for Valentine's Day Weekend! A juiced-up atmospheric river will wander right through Western Washington over the long holiday weekend, keeping us soggy most of the time. Warm air will travel through, too, so temperatures will be trending up...look for lows in the upper 40s and highs in the middle 50s around the Sound on Sunday and Monday. This will push the snow level up to 6,000' by Sunday night, and with areas of heavy rain over the Olympics and North Cascades in particular, we may see some rising rivers around the region by Presidents Day. If you have Monday off, you may want to make some indoor plans, as Monday is still looking rainy and mild.
Back-to-work Tuesday also looks wet, with the steady precipitation giving way to scattered showers by Wednesday. A colder-rooted, gusty storm comes in Thursday night into Friday, and the snow levels will come crashing down to 3,000' again--great for the ski resorts as we approach next weekend.
Have a super Saturday night!
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team
Today's Record Temperatures