Next round of rain and snow moves in

SEATTLE — There are scattered showers Friday morning with temps in the low to mid-30s. Most of the showers will just be rain, but on higher hills or in heavy showers, there could be some pockets of wet snow mixed in.

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These showers will wrap up a bit for a brief lull into the early afternoon. Another round of rain will hit the coast Friday afternoon and then inland Friday night.

As the system gets closer, east wind will pick up and become windy at the coast, the Cascade foothills and the north interior where there are wind advisories in effect. Sustained wind will be around 25 to 35 mph with gusts in the 45 mph range later Friday and into early Saturday morning.

The rain will move inland Friday afternoon and evening and continue to be mainly rain for the area Friday night and overnight. However, thanks to that cool east wind and because of some upslope showers against the Olympics, the Hood Canal area and parts of the Kitsap Peninsula will see some minor snow accumulations overnight.

I only see maybe an inch or so, before it turns to mainly rain on Saturday morning. However, there is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for that area and also for the mountains. About 5 to 10 inches of snow will fall in the Cascades and Olympics.

Most of the area on Saturday will have just rain showers that should taper a bit in the afternoon with temps in the mid-40s.

By Sunday, there will be a few light rain showers around, but they will decrease into the afternoon for much drier conditions. Next week looks mainly dry, but cool with chilly overnight temps!