Heavy rain, gusty winds moving across Western Washington

SEATTLE — Another round of heavy rain and gusty wind arrives in the early hours of Friday morning with the wind and rain continuing past sunrise, beginning to settle down toward midday.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for the coast and north and west of Everett until 10 a.m. for wind gusts that could push 50 mph.

For the rest of the area, including Puget Sound, expect winds to gust in the 25-35 mph range with isolated stronger bursts of wind. There could see some power outages into Friday morning as these winds will be slightly stronger in many of our central and south Sound communities compared to what we experienced Thursday. Since trees have all their leaves, wind could “prune” some of these leaves as well as weaker branches and limbs.

Rainfall will be heavy Friday morning with many spots receiving another .50″ to 1″ of rain in the lowlands and 2-6″ in the mountains. Rivers will run high but right now, river flooding is not expected. Isolated urban flooding where storm drains are clogged could occur.

Lightning is possible but will be a rare event if it happens at all Friday morning.

By Friday afternoon, the winds will wind down and the heavy rain will pass, though a few passing downpours will continue into Friday night and Saturday morning, tapering all the while.

From late Saturday into Sunday, rain chances are slim and most areas will be dry with a bit more sun on Sunday. Highs will be in the 60s.

It will feel a bit more like summer next week with sunshine nearly all week long and highs in the 70s. The warmest days look to be Wednesday and Thursday with upper 70s for Seattle and some 80s in the South Sound.