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Cold front, rain to kick off work week
Cold front, rain to kick off work week

Sunday will be a quite a bit warmer than Saturday.  

We'll be in the 'warm sector' of a disturbance before the cold front comes in late Sunday night, so the warming south winds should push temps well into the upper 40s to near 50...some of the warmer cities may be well into the 50s Sunday afternoon.  Not bad for January!  Skies will stay partly to mainly cloudy, and we'll still see a chance for some light rain, especially at the beach and throughout the Northwest Interior.

The cold front with this disturbance finally decides to move on through early Monday morning, and this will make more of a direct hit out of our part of the Pacific Northwest.  We'll see rain at times through the day on Monday, so the back-to-work commutes will be wet...especially the morning drive.  Highs will stay in the middle 40s Monday afternoon.

Thereafter, more quiet weather builds into our forecasting picture.  Skies should stay partly to mostly cloudy after some morning fog Tuesday through Thursday.  Lows will drop into the 30s, and highs will top out in the middle to upper 40s.

A chance for rain should return again by Friday, book-ending the work week with some wet weather.

And then?  The long range models are AGAIN hinting at some low elevation snow next weekend.  Right now it looks like we'll see lingering moisture into Saturday, with highs only in the 30s to near 40.  However, the long range models have been trying to wrap around the chance for low-snow quite a bit this month, and it's never panned out.  Don't dig out the snow shovel just's a ways out to get excited (or nervous!).  We'll keep you posted.

Have a nice day,

Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team