Hope you enjoyed some of Wednesday’s record high temperatures, because by Monday much of Western Washington, including Seattle, could be freezing.
Wednesday’s sunny weather brought record highs for the date: 57 in Seattle, 58 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 56 at Hoquiam, said National Weather Service meteorologist Johnny Burg. Several other areas nearby were close to doing the same, he said.
But that all changes this weekend with a heavy rainstorm that will be followed by a freezing cold front and possibly snow that could fall on areas as low as Seattle, Burg said.
The storm coming through on Sunday is expected to dump between six and 12 inches of snow on the Cascades by Sunday night.
“If you’re traveling on passes this weekend, you might want to do that on Saturday,” said Burg.
Rain will be heavy at times in the Seattle area on Sunday, he said, but no flood warnings are expected at this point. Highs in the Seattle area will be around 50 degrees, and lows Sunday night will be in the upper 30s.
There’s a chance that moisture from the storm and a cold front behind it might overlap enough to bring snow to the Seattle area, Burg said.
“There’s still some uncertainty about when, how and where snow will happen,” Burg said. “It does look like if we get any snow, it’ll be very little — less than an inch.”
Whether it snows or not, though, temperatures on Monday and Tuesday will be freezing.
Mondays highs for Seattle during the day will be in the upper 30s.
“Rest assured, it’s going to get worse,” Burg said.
On Tuesday, highs for Seattle will be in the mid-30s and lows Tuesday night will be in the mid- to lower 20s.
If you’re feeling bad for yourself in the Seattle area, look to Bellingham’s to count yourself lucky. Its highs for Tuesday are expected to be in the lower 30s, and the lows at night could reach the high teens.