Updated: Sunday, 6:10 p.m.
If you count 'I Love A Rainy Night' as one of your favorites jams, then you're in luck: light precipitation is taking over the radar picture in Western Washington, putting us in a decidedly Eddie Rabbit kind of mood.
After yet another dry and mainly sunny pair of weekend afternoons, cloud cover started to darken things up late in the day over Puget Sound. The increasing overcast was a sign of a weak disturbance moving in, and this will change up our quiet Northwest weather pattern for the next 12 to 18 hours.
Light rain will drop over most of Western Washington overnight and into Monday morning, so many of us will have to navigate along wet pavement for the first commute of the work week. It's rather chilly, too, and with lows in the 30s to low 40s, that rain will be rather biting. The snow level will finally be where the ski resorts like it--around 2,500 to 3,000'--so Stevens and The Summit will pick up an inch or two of fresh snow. The passes will feature winter driving conditions into early Monday morning, so prepare for snow and ice if you have to cross the Cascades in the short-term.
In the long-term, we're back to the old familiar. Clearing skies become evident already by Monday afternoon, and we'll stay dry thereafter for most of the work week. Starry skies at night will allow temps to drop into the 20s and 30s, so the kids will need to bundle up at the bus stops each morning. Afternoon sunshine will push temps back into the 50s, especially by mid-week, so the quiet weather that dominated our meteorological winter (the warmest December-February stretch ever on record at Sea-Tac) will go on into early March.
Have a great night,
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team