Updated Wednesday 3:20 p.m.
Two windstorms, a flirt with snow, and well over 8 inches of rain this November so far -- 13th wettest November on record while tying a week behind our back.
And now, the problem becomes the weather is TOO calm.
High pressure is building into the West Coast, and it's about to drop anchor, not budging for about a week. As high pressure sits overhead, it kills off the wind and creates strong inversions that will not only keep the skies clear, but pollutants trapped. Already an Air Stagnation Advisory is in effect through the weekend with a Stage 1 Burn Ban already in place in Snohomish County. On the other hand, at least it's not pouring rain or dumping snow in the pass for traveling.
So the forecast for the entire Thanksgiving weekend is quite repetitive: Sunny, cool days and clear, chilly nights. Lows tonight and Thursday night will be the coldest of the year so far, dropping into the low-mid 20s, although upper 20s in metro Seattle with highs Thursday in the low 40s.
We'll moderate just a tad for Friday and the weekend and introduce a chance of patchy fog to the South Sound and valleys -- that could be freezing fog at times with early morning temps in the 20s so be aware there. Otherwise still sunny with highs in the low-mid 40s.
Both Saturday and Sunday will keep going right along with the sunshine with highs in the low-mid 40s and lows in the 20s to low 30s.
Dry weather is expected to hold until maybe the middle of next week when the pattern begins to shift back to something rainier. It's not super rainy to start -- initial projections show incoming storms will split apart first, which is typical in trying to chip away at a Mega Ridge. But I suspect give it another week and we'll be back to where having too much calm weather will no longer be a concern :)
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
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