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: Saturday, 5:50 p.m.
The Twelves in Arizona have been celebrating in the rain over the last several days, while Northwest Twelves have enjoyed days on end of morning fog followed by afternoon sunshine. As we head into Superbowl Sunday, we're about to make a late season trade...rain moves back into Puget Sound, while blue skies and sunshine take over just in time for a beautiful football game in the Valley of the Sun.
The high pressure that has been in place over our part of the west coast will shift east overnight, clearing out parts of the Desert Southwest but allowing cloud cover to crawl back into Western Washington. It's already raining through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the rain will spread toward the I-5 corridor by dawn. Lows will drop down to either side of 40 degrees.
If you're heading out to a Superbowl party, you'll find some areas of wet pavement, but this first disturbance won't be a big rain-maker. The steady morning precipitation gives way to showers and sunbreaks by the afternoon, and highs will hover near 49 degrees in Seattle and Tacoma later in the day.
A second, more vigorous storm moves in on Monday, so it will be a rainy and gray start to the work and school week. Lows will drop into the 40s and daytime highs will stay in the low 50s...a few degrees above average for early February, which unfortunately keeps our snow level a bit higher than we'd like (at least as far as the ski resorts are concerned) as well.
Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday look mainly dry, but then a series of wet and mild disturbances takes aim at the Pacific Northwest Thursday through Saturday. Highs will be well into the 50s, keeping the snow level mainly above 5,000'.
Have a great night, and needless to say: GO HAWKS!
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team