Updated Monday at 8:56 a.m.
Hikers venturing out into the highest elevations of the Cascade Range may be surprised to find snow-covered trails this late into the warm-weather season. Indeed, Mount Rainier National Park is reporting over 5 feet of snow still lingering at high-elevation locations like Paradise and Sunrise. The highest snow depth at Paradise this past winter was 193 inches, just slightly above normal. Usually the high-elevation snow melts by early July, so park officials are urging visitors to be prepared for winter hiking conditions.
Mountain rain showers are likely today with a brief shower possible over the Cascade foothills from North Bend east to Snoqualmie Pass. Otherwise the lowlands are set to stay dry under a partly cloudy sky this afternoon.
Low clouds begin to thicken up overnight early Tuesday with mostly cloudy, cool conditions prevailing throughout the afternoon tomorrow. Expect a few showers to develop, but rainfall amounts will be meager as the rain will be fairly light.
Wednesday will be drier and sunnier before another round of rain wets the pavement late Thursday afternoon into early Friday.
The weekend? Well, Saturday will be the drier day with scattered showers returning Sunday.
Meteorologist Kristin Clark
KOMO 4cast Team
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