Looks like Mother Nature wanted to show off a bit as well.
A thin fog -- only a few hundred feet high, if that, settled in over Downtown Seattle Friday evening, making for some dramatic scenes around the Emerald City.
Updated: Sunday, 5:30 p.m.
The precipitation returned for Superbowl Sunday around Puget Sound, bringing beautiful Seahawks shades of green (rain) and blue (snow) to the winter radar imagery in Western Washington. See, even the doppler is suited up like a proper '12'...! Temps maxed out in the upper 40s, which is typical for this time of year, and the mountain passes picked up a little bit of much-needed late winter snow, especially the higher routes like White and Stevens Pass (and for the record, it's also snowing at SHERMAN pass...traction tires--and perhaps some trash-talking--advised). Most ot the rain along the I-5 corridor tapered off by late afternoon, leaving drying pavement for revelers heading back home after the football festivities.
The overnight will feature lingering showers and moonbreaks, but a second more vigorous disturbance will roll through tomorrow. Look for increasing rain by mid-day, and some soggy commuting, especially for the afternoon drive. Highs will stay in the upper 40s (how does the number 49 sound to you?) for most of the Sound. It will be February 2nd--Groundhog Day--and if the little guy were coming out of his hole around here, there would be no shadow to be found. Legend goes that this would predict an early spring, but since we've had trouble even getting winter started around here and the daffodils are already pushing through the soil, I don't think that forecast is much of a stretch.
Another round of rain comes through on Tuesday. Wednesday looks fairly dry, but it will just be a short break as we gear up for a very soggy and warmer stretch from Thursday through the weekend. A series of subtropically-rooted disturbances move through, and we'll once again have trouble keeping our snow levels where we'd like them (at least as far as the ski resorts are concerned). Highs will ramp up into the middle 50s around Seattle, Tacoma and Everett, and the passes will see more wet than white late in the week.
In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Go Hawks!!!
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team