Winds have been particularly gusty up in the North Sound, where it's feeding a Convergence Zone off to the southeast. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect until 5 p.m. for the greater Whidbey Island area, with gusty winds in western Snohomish County and eastern Jefferson County as well.
The wind knocked a tree into a home in the 20000 block of Filbert Road in Bothell. There were people inside, but all made it out safely. We've also heard of small trees down in Monroe.
Snohomish PUD says about 20,000 people had lost power at some point Tuesday. The hardest hit areas are Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Monroe and Sultan, with also scattered outages in Woodinville, Mukilteo and Marysville.
Point Wilson, on the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, recorded a wind gust of 61 mph, while Point No Point Lighthouse near Hansville had a gust to 55 mph, and a buoy on the east end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca had a gust to 49 mph.
Unofficially, we've had a reported wind gust of 56 mph near Port Townsend, and a gust to 62 mph on a home weather station in South Everett.
Farther inland, the city of Everett is also windy, with gusts to 40 mph there, and a gust to 44 mph in Oak Harbor.
It's also gusty in the South Sound, feeding the Zone from the other end. Tacoma had a gust to 39 mph while Gig Harbor was in the mid 30s for gusts.
The wind will stay fairly gusty through the afternoon, then taper off this evening.
Aside from the wind, we'll see scattered showers and sunbreaks through the afternoon. Some of those showers could be pretty heavy at times, with maybe a little hail in those showers as well. Highs will be in the mid-upper 40s.
This storm is also bringing another dose of heavy snow to the mountains, with a Winter Storm Warning in effect through all of Tuesday. Could see another 1-2 feet of snow by Tuesday night, and both Snoqualmie and Stevens have had frequent closures already for avalanche work.