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Today's Forecast

Updated Tuesday 3:45 p.m.

If you're in a hurry today and want the abridged weather forecast, I can sum it up here:

It's going to rain at some point each day for the next 7-9 days.

There, now you have more time to go peruse a photo gallery on our web page (like, for say, this one).

For those who want to try and play meteorological dodgeball and find out when there might be a few minutes when we're not getting wet or blown around, read on:

The first of several incoming weather systems is marching in this evening and tonight. It's not a big system, just wet. Expect steady light to moderate rain overnight with lows in the upper 30s to near 40. Snow levels are around 3,000-4,000 feet so a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the mountains for about 6-11" of snow overnight, even in the passes where some cold air remains trapped. In fact, Snoqualmie Pass might even switch over to some light freezing rain in the early morning.

We'll be in between systems on Wednesday -- it's possible we might actually eke by dry during the daylight hours in the Puget Sound region (see, there was a reason to read on! But still, that sunset gallery's pretty amazing) but rain returns by late afternoon or early evening -- it'll be racing the sunset to see which happens first. Highs will be around 50.

Expect another rainy night for Wednesday night into much of Thursday -- again, not a super soaker but generally a rainy day with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Scattered showers remain into Friday, but it'll qualify as another "break" day compared to the rainy days with highs in the upper 40s.

The next storm is here for Saturday, which still looks like a washout kinda day with steady rains through the day and blustery winds. The coast and Northwest Interior could get some strong southeast winds Saturday morning and midday that might warrant a Wind Advisory, but the projected wind field is not aligned well for a strong south wind so the Puget Sound region shouldn't have any wind-related issues. Just wet. Highs again will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Storm number... well, I've lost track now, but whatever the next number is in the list, it'll be zooming across the Pacific on Saturday's storm's heels, but looks we still should get about a 12-18 hour let-up in the steady, widespread rains (just scattered showers instead) during the day Sunday until that one crashes into the region Sunday night into Monday.

Long range systems keep the parade of rain storms marching through the region through next week and off the end of the charts in mid-December. We still don't see anything particularly potent at this point that has us raising our eyebrows, but we'll certainly be keeping our non-eyebrow-raised eyes on the forecast models just in case any of these storms decide to make a bigger statement :)

Scott Sistek Meteorologist
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