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November 23, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Get ready for a wet Thanksgiving

Surprise, surprise: It’ll be a wet Thanksgiving for Western Washington.

Meteorologists are predicting between a quarter inch and half an inch of rain in Seattle on Thursday, starting at about noon and continuing through the night. Winds are expected to reach up to 25 mph, said Doug McDonnal of the National Weather Service.

The high temperature will be 45 degrees.

Meanwhile, the mountains will see “pretty significant snow,” McDonnal said. The snow level will be about 2,000 feet. Between eight and 20 inches is expected, depending on the location, with the heaviest at Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier.

“Anyone driving into the mountains or across the mountains is definitely going to run into snow,” McDonnal said.

Winds out of the south will be the main concern on the coast and north of Seattle. Speeds are expected to range between 25 and 30 mph, with gusts of up to 55 mph.

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