Few thunderstorms possible Friday evening

Drier weather with more sun next week

We’ve had some lightning strikes and reports of small hail in parts of Island and Snohomish counties but the heavier cell that caused that has moved into the Cascades. Elsewhere the next few hours (until about 10 p.m), we’ll run the risk of a few thunderstorms but most locations won’t be affected. The best chance of storms will be from the central Sound into the north Sound.

Overnight, expect tapering areas of rainfall but we don’t totally get rid of rain chances into the weekend.

Showers and sunbreaks will be the rule into the weekend with the best chances for rain on Saturday night into Sunday morning. In the mountains, some snow showers will be possible but heavy snow isn’t expected. Highs in the lowlands will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

A nice stretch of weather starts Monday with dry days through Thursday and some sunshine and highs in the 50s. Rain looks to return at the end of next week – about Friday.