Updated Thursday 4:20 p.m.
Did you miss it?
Rain and wind have returned to the forecast after the little weather system this morning booted out the last remnants of the ridge and ended a 10-day dry streak. We've got four separate storms racing through in the next four days that have a bit more oompf.
It'll remain cloudy overnight with steady rains developing toward dawn and chalk Friday up to a drenching, rainy, blustery day with little to no break in the rain. The storm appears to have just enough wind to trigger a low-end Wind Advisory for the coast (10am-6pm) and Northwest Interior (7am-4am Saturday) for gusts to 45 mph. In the Seattle/Puget Sound area, no advisories, but gusts to 30-35 mph are possible.
It'll also bring a decent mountain snow to the northern Cascades above 4,000 feet. A Snow Advisory is in effect for Mt. Baker and Stevens Pass for as much as 10-14 inches of snow Friday morning through Saturday morning. Snoqualmie Pass is too low for snow this time around so just rain, but snow will be hitting Snoqualmie on Sunday so keep that in mind.
A second, weaker system rolls through on Saturday with light rain at times and blustery winds with highs around 50.
A little bit stronger storm comes in on Sunday for another round of steady, drenching rains and gusty winds to perhaps 40 mph in the city and stronger coast and north. And the Monday comes storm No. 4 with more rain and gusty winds with more mountain snow. 72 hour snow forecasts from 4pm Friday through 4 pm Monday are literally off the charts -- showing more than 45" of snow (the highest color on the chart) in the higher Cascades so perhaps 5 feet of new snow up high by then? Even Snoqualmie Pass is looking at about 2 feet of snow near the summit by Monday.
The weather pattern calms as we get into Tuesday with just a few light showers and maybe even a dry Wednesday before another weaker cold front sneaks through for Thanksgiving day for some more rain. Highs will be near seasonal norms in the low 50s with lows in the low 40s.
I have to say, I've missed it!
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