Updated Wednesday 12:15 p.m.
Another soggy day is on tap -- it's the general theme of the week. Rounds of rain can be expected for Seattle and surrounding areas through the weekend. While not a total washout each day -- looking at you, Friday with just scattered showers -- the rain that does fall can be moderately heavy at times. Many backyards will receive a solid 1-2 inches of rain by the week's end with storm totals of 2-3 inches possible by the end of the weekend. Highs today will reach into the 50s again and 50s are common through the weekend.
Snow in the Cascade Mountain Range really ramped up this month. That's usually the case when it comes to our mountain snow...as one month is lackluster the next can be gangbuster. Take Snoqualmie Pass for example, at the end of December just 64" of snow had accumulated. Now the pass is reporting a season snowfall of 192 inches. That means a total of 128" of snow has fallen since the first of the year with the snow depth now running above normal across the Olympic and Cascade Mountains.
In the coming days it will be interesting to see how much the snow depth will dwindle as rain will fall at elevations as high as 6,000 ft starting today. This is cause for concern. The rain and additional snow melt will increase the runoff into the Olympic and Cascade Rivers creating minor flooding as well as a heightened landslide and avalanche risk.
Could be worse, at least we don't have iguanas falling from the sky like they do in Florida today!
-Meteorologists Kristin Clark & Scott Sistek
KOMO4 Weather Team
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