Wind, mountain snow pay visit to Seattle's table for Thanksgiving

Wind, mountain snow pay visit to Seattle's table for Thanksgiving »Play Video
A tow truck is seen clearing the snow falling on Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass.
Pull up a few extra chairs at the table this evening -- Mother Nature's bringing some extra guests. SEATTLE -- Pull up a few extra chairs at the table this evening -- Mother Nature's bringing some extra guests.

Another storm was blowing through the region on Thanksgiving day, with gusty winds, a steady rain and gobs of mountain snow.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for the north interior (until 10 p.m.) for potential gusts to 60 mph. A lesser Wind Advisory is in effect for the Port Townsend area.

Bellingham and Friday Harbor have each reported a gust to 53 mph, while Boeing Field in Seattle registered a 52 mph gust, Oak Harbor had 51, Alki Beach at 47 mph, and Sea-Tac Airport hit 40 mph.

Winds will slowly taper off this evening, as will the rain at times through the night. A Convergence Zone is also likely to form, keeping extra rain going around Snohomish County into early Friday morning.

Up in the mountains, it's heavy snow that's an issue and threatening to make your trip across the mountains difficult. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Friday for as much as 10-18 inches of snow overnight.

More rain and gusty winds are in store for the weekend, but long range models do indicate a calmer pattern setting up for next week. So looks like our stormy guests will fighting traffic going home just like everyone else!