Updated Sunday at 6:50 p.m.
Hope you all are having a great weekend! I'm happy to bring you an updated work week forecast. We'll start with tonight. This evening, we've got a weak cold front pushing through western Washington. This will continue to bring us slightly breezy conditions, widespread clouds and rain. Along the coast of the Olympic Peninsula, we have high surf alerts in effect. Some high waves between 19-25 feet are possible! (Higher heights will be favoring the southwest coast of Washington). Beach erosion and dangerous surf conditions exist tonight and into Monday for some areas. Some light mountain snow is possible tonight; however, snow accumulation won't be impressive. For this reason, we don't have any official winter weather alerts in effect.
After this evening, our focus shifts to our following storm system that will be impacting us Monday night to Tuesday. This will be bringing us some heavy rain! In fact, there could be a few inches of rain in localized places! This will be increasing river levels across western Washington. Some minor flooding could occur in flood-prone plains. If you live in an area that tends to flood, be weather aware! Remember to never drive into flooded waters. It only takes a foot of water to float most vehicles. and six inches to knock someone off their feet. Speaking of flooding concerns, there's an ongoing Flood Warning in effect for the Skokomish River until further notice. In the surrounding pasture lands, flooding will be an issue. Stay weather aware!
This same storm system will be kicking up the winds Monday night into Tuesday. I think gusts will be the strongest in the usual places: the coast and north interior. There, gusts could reach 50 mph, warranting some wind advisories. Mountain snow will be ramping up again, so travel could be treacherous (especially in the northern Cascades in Whatcom and Skagit Counties). It's in those areas where we find a Winter Storm Watch in effect Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.
Thereafter, our following stronger storm will be Thursday. Widespread strong gusts are a possibility along with more mountain snow and heavy rain. Friday could feature some sunshine and quieter, drier weather! We'll watch that carefully.
Hope you watch tonight at 11!
Meteorologist Abby Acone
KOMO 4cast team