One more shot at rain, then much warmer next week

Winter Weather Advisory for Passes

Morning lows will be chilly in the 30s and there will be some frost in the morning, mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces.

Our next area of disturbed weather is weaker than last night’s and will arrive late in the day Friday around Puget Sound and through the late morning and afternoon at the coast and north. With limited sunshine at best, highs will be in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Rain showers will be around the lowlands late Friday afternoon through Friday night, tapering off on Saturday morning. Like the previous system, the central Puget Sound will get the least amount of rain (less than a tenth of an inch) while the coast and north will get the most (a quarter inch or a little more.) More snow is expected in the Cascades.  Another Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 5pm today till 5pm Saturday.  Stevens Pass and Snoqualmie pass could pick up an additional foot of snow.

Precipitation will be coming to an end quickly Saturday morning, but cool air will mean snow levels below 1,000 feet so with any of the lingering showers, we could see some wet snowflakes mixing in in the lowlands, but I don’t expect any meaningful accumulation, and possibly none at all. If any lucky spots get a dusting to start Saturday, it’ll probably be in the foothills of King, Pierce and Snohomish counties above 500 feet.

Sunshine will quickly emerge by Saturday afternoon and highs will be only around 50.

We start our much-anticipated warmup Sunday with highs in the 50s with nearly solid sunshine. Those who have spring break next week got very lucky with temperatures in the 60s most days next week with some 70s in the south Sound by Wednesday through Friday. Expect sunny skies each day.