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Winter wraps with more wet weather; Spring to see soggy start

Winter wraps with more wet weather; Spring to see soggy start

Spotty snow could be seen falling throughout western Washington again Sunday morning.  We could even see some slushy accumulations in a few spots.  As of 7:40a.m., some big flakes were falling in Lynnwood, Everett, and parts of southwest Washington.

Sunday afternoon will bring a return of sunbreaks with highs in the mid 40s.  To make things even more interesting we could even hear a few claps of thunder out there as a surge of unstable air moves through.

Monday will bring fewer showers and more sunbreaks.  Highs will hit the upper 40s in many areas.

Active weather returns on Tuesday with showers and breezy conditions for much of the day.

Showers move out by the end of the day on Wednesday with a drying tread setting up for the second half of the week.  Right now, the forecast models say we will enjoy partly sunny skies into the weekend.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team

Gusty winds, rain and cold temps on tap

Gusty winds, rain and cold temps on tap

A stormy and unsettled March weekend is underway, and it's just going to get rougher from here. Cooler air is around the corner, snow levels are about to drop, and a big wind storm will wrap up the weekend Sunday night into Monday morning.

The latest winter storm moved in on Saturday night. bringing steady rain to the Sound and heavy snow back to the mountains.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in place for the Cascades and Olympics through Sunday afternoon, as another 7 to 14" of new snow is expected in the high country.  There is an AVALANCHE WARNING in place again, too.

The rain will give way to showers and sunbreaks on Sunday, but those showers will be chilly...highs will only top out in the low to middle 40s, and some of the showers in the foothills could include the occasional burst of wet snow.

Update: Winter wants another shot at snow

Update: Winter wants another shot at snow

(This week's weather forecast has been updated as of Sunday at 4:10p.m.)

Sun, showers, snow, slush - It's going to be a busy weather week

Sun, showers, snow, slush - It's going to be a busy weather week

There will be a mix of showers and sun breaks on the way today. 

Some of those showers will have some snow mixed in.  The snow level will hover between 300 and 500 feet.  That means any strong shower will bring that cold air down to the surface temporarily.  Don't expect a lot in the way of accumulations, but some spots could get a slushy inch or two. 

Highs today will make it to the low to mid 40s.

Monday we start the workweek on a dry note.  The day will bring partly sunny skies and highs in the low 40s.

Showers move back in on Tuesday giving us a soggy midweek.  Right now the forecast models show the back half of the week should end with a drying trend.

Theron Zahn
KOMO 4 Weather

Could reach 50 degrees this week despite cloud cover

Could reach 50 degrees this week despite cloud cover

Mostly cloudy skies for Sunday, with showers at times. Highs will hit the mid 40s in most areas. The best chance of getting a shower will be in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone.

A weak system will push in early Monday.  Plan on gray skies and showers for most of the day.  Highs will make it to the upper 40s and low 50s.

Tuesday we start a string of typical days for this time of year.  Mostly cloudy skies and a few showers will hang out all the way to the weekend. However, warmer air will start to nose in, so highs will stay closer to 50 in spite of the wet and cloudy weather.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team

Clouds, rain to continue through work week

Clouds, rain to continue through work week

Clouds will increase Sunday morning as we get ready for showers the second half of the day. 

Highs will hit the upper 40s to low 50s.

The Monday morning commute will be a soggy one with showers around western Washington.  The rain will taper off in the afternoon with just a few spot showers lingering into the overnight hours.

Right now, Tuesday is looking mostly dry with even some sunbreaks by the end of the day.  Highs will hover in the upper 40s in most areas.

Wednesday is our best chance for partly sunny skies, before clouds and showers return on Thursday.

Theron Zahn
The KOMO4 Forecast Team

Get outside now, wet weather to return mid-week

Get outside now, wet weather to return mid-week

Our 'Spring-in-February routine continued Saturday, as a big ridge of high pressure ballooned over the West Coast and kept the clouds away.