• FORECAST: Patchy morning fog

    By: Morgan Palmer

    Some fog has formed in the south interior (Olympia south) where expected by this time of the evening with these conditions. We'll also have some fog east of Puget Sound early. Expect areas of fog to be around early in the morning and slick roads in rural areas south of Olympia where freezing fog could put down a sheen of ice on bridges, overpasses and low spots. Elsewhere, there will be windshields to scrape early.
    Where fog has formed and will form, it'll hold on into the late morning before we break into sunshine. Other locations will have plenty of sun. HIghs will be either side of 50.

    A similar forecast is in store for Friday.
    More clouds will move in Saturday and rain will hold off for most until evening or later Saturday night. Sunday looks to be showery but not a washout.  Highs will be in the upper 40s to around 50. 
    Starting late Sunday into Monday, snow levels will be down at the passes and we'll have some snow accumulation, however heavy snow doesn't look likely through early next week. Still, some pass travel could be hampered by any heavier snow showers. 
    Through Thanksgiving week, a colder airmass sets up over the region with the prospect for a few weather systems to move through with snow at the passes and mainly rain in the lowlands, though it's possible snow could mix in above about 1,000 feet elevation in the foothills starting about Wednesday.​ There is NO reasonably ability at this point to forecast exact location and type of precipitation or prospects for difficult travel around the holiday, except we're certain that any precipitation that falls in the passes will be in the form of snow. The actual holiday forecast will come into clearer focus within about five days out. 


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