Expect decreasing clouds throughout your Friday. Patchy fog and clouds move in overnight, with mostly sunny skies expected by Saturday afternoon. Rain will start Sunday morning and continue into the overnight hours, with some locations receiving up to an inch of rainfall. Snow will mix in above 1,000 feet, which makes it highly unlikely for any wintry precipitation in the low-lying valleys on Sunday.
For Monday, the chance for a few morning snow showers remains, as cold air in place after Sunday's system rolls through will allow a rain / snow mix down to the surface of the valleys. No significant snow accumulations are expected below 1,000 feet, and travel will remain relatively unaffected outside of the Cascade Passes, where heavy snow is likely Sunday and road conditions will be very poor.
Wednesday brings the next chance for rain and even snow. It's still too early to discuss precipitation types and snow levels, but this system appears to bring mostly rain to the lower elevations. We continue toeing the snow line along I-5, and it remains to be seen if we'll get a snowfall event in the coming weeks.
Meteorologist Ben Ames
Friday: Decreasing clouds. Highs in the mid-40s in the valleys, upper 40s along the coast.
Saturday: Morning fog giving way to mostly sunny skies. Highs in the mid-40s in the valleys, mid-40s along the coast.
Sunday: Rain, heavy at times. Snow mixing in above 1,000 feet. Highs in the low 40s in the valleys, mid-40s along the coast.
Monday: Morning rain and snow showers. Highs in low 40s in the valleys, mid-40s along the coast.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 40s in the valleys, mid-40s along the coast.
Wednesday: Morning scattered showers. Highs in the mid-40s in the valleys, around 50 along the coast.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid-40s in the valleys, around 50 along the coast.
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