Our weather pattern remains active as one area of low-pressure slides through the state today and then is replaced by another stronger system on Saturday and into Sunday. A warm front is currently moving into Western Washington and will cross the Cascades by late morning with precipitation chances increasing through the afternoon hours.
Then, an upper level low-pressure system circulating out in the Gulf of Alaska will slide down resulting in higher precipitation amounts for Saturday and Sunday. We have a 30% chance of rain today and tonight, a 40% chance on Saturday and a 70% chance of rain on Sunday. The Cascade crest is expected to pick up between 1.25 to a 1.50 over the next 24-48 hours. It will take most of Sunday night and into Monday for this wet frontal weather band to migrate across the forecast area. By Monday afternoon, we will see some improvement as we clear out and dry up.
Then by Tuesday, things begin to quiet down with no major weather systems expected during this time period. We will also see gusty winds on Tuesday as the weather systems finally move east. By the middle and end of next week, high-pressure moves in warming us back up in the lower to mid-60’s.