Updated Monday 5:25 a.m.
We're heading into the final stretch before Christmas, and our Monday is off to a quiet start. Watch for some patchy fog on the morning commute, and early temps starting in the upper 30s and low 40s--chilly compared to what we've seen recently. The afternoon will feature partly sunny skies and just a few showers, and afternoon highs will stay in the middle to upper 40s for most of the Sound, which is finally closer to average for this time of year. The passes will see some occasional snow, so keep that in mind if you're heading over the Cascades today.
Another vigorous, soggy, subtropically-rooted storm rolls into the region on Tuesday, and it will be wet, warm and windy as we head through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. We'll have a period of higher snow levels again, so the passes may end up more wet than white by Tuesday night.
Thereafter, much cooler air starts to spill in, and we'll feel the chill by Christmas Eve as the showers wind down. Travel by car, train, plane or sleigh should be fairly trouble-free as partly to mostly starry skies move in for Wednesday night. Lows into Christmas morning will drop into the 30s, so watch for some patchy ice or freezing fog if you'll be out and about early on Christmas morning.
More rain moves in late Friday afternoon, with lingering scattered showers and gusty winds early Saturday.
Have a great morning!
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team