Updated Wednesday 6:20 PM
It was a murky start to the day but ended in a way that has become normal for this month so far--partly sunny and dry. We are 13 days into our usually damp month of November, but so far, we've only had two wet days totaling a mere 0.57 inches. On November 13th, since 1950, it has rained at least 0.01 inches 64% of the time, so we can see how unusual these dry days are in the month of November.
We will begin the night partly to mostly starry, but will see increasing clouds as the night progresses in many areas. Temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 40s. We will also see some areas of patchy fog, especially in those fog-prone locations. Some places such as Paine Field are already seeing reduced visibility. This fog could again cause problems for the morning commute, so be prepared for that and take precautions while driving.
Most of Thursday will be cloudy ahead of the next system making its way into the area. Highs will be still above average, in the mid 50s. The Seattle area and the I-5 corridor should remain dry, but the coast should begin to see rain falling in the evening hours as the front arrives.
By early Friday morning, this front makes its way inland, causing problems for the morning commute. After that front moves on through, we should see some scattered showers mixed with partly cloudy skies. Highs will again be near the mid 50s.
The start to the weekend will be dry for many of us, with some areas of scattered showers, particularly in the early morning and late at night. A system sets its sights on British Columbia, hitting them with rain for most of the day Saturday. Some of this rain could dip south late Saturday into Sunday, dropping some rain in our area. Any rainfall accumulations continue getting less and less with recent model runs, but I'd still expect some scattered showers throughout the weekend. Sunday was looking windy earlier in the week, but now is just looking a bit breezy. Nothing to write home about.
The beginning of next week is when things start to get interesting. Monday will start out dry, but an incoming low pressure center gets closer and closer to us as the day progresses. By the evening, the rain arrives, with the potential for some gusty winds. As the low heads inland, the rain will stick around through Monday night and much of Tuesday. By Tuesday evening, most of the rain will be gone. This has the potential to be quite a potent system, with heavy rain and gusty winds possible at times. There is still time for the forecast to change, but we will continue to monitor this carefully and update you as we get closer. I for one am ready for some true November action, so I'm hopeful!
Have a great night,
Meteorologist & KOMO Weather Intern
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