So far today...

High: 55°
Precip: 0.35"
Low: 45°
Normal
Record
48°
59° (1999)
37°
17° (1952)
Sunrise
7:32am
Sunset
4:22pm
Precipitation
 
Normal
Thursday
0.13"
0.22"
This Month
3.35"
5.91"
Since 1/1
42.22"
31.48"
Since 10/1
10.10"
9.39"

Today's Forecast

Updated Friday 6:30 a.m.

It's been a soggy start to the day -- and it looks like the rain (heavy at times) will continue through much of this "Black Friday". It'll remain windy, too.

Hopefully you had a great Thanksgiving and now all eyes on holiday shopping, parades and fun -- but do gear up for the soggy conditions as temperatures will fall through the afternoon. We're starting things off in the low 50s, but later today we'll see widespread low to mid 40s.

It's all in advance of VERY, VERY cold air coming our way through the Fraser River Valley and that -- along with scattered leftover moisture -- could lead to snow in the lowlands. Snow levels will continue to fall, so if you're planning on heading over the passes -- mainly Stevens Pass -- do so earlier in the afternoon, rather than later as 4-8 inches of snow will fall across the higher elevations. 

Back to the lowland snow chance -- there's a possibility of a trace to 2" of snow to start off our Saturday morning. Conditions will clear through the day as temperatures remain in the low 30s. Sunday is looking sunny and cold and the dry conditions stretch into next week.    

Have a great rest of your holiday weekend!

Seth Wayne
KOMO 4cast Team
Email me: swayne@komotv.com

 

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