Seattle’s chilly weather will be warming up later in the week, says the National Weather Service.
Meteorologist Johnny Burg says that by Tuesday the daytime temperature will be about 50, warming to the lower 50s on Wednesday and continuing to warm up on Thursday into the weekend when rain is expected to return.
It’s snowing in Bellingham and the San Juan Islands, but that should melt by Tuesday, he said.
In the mountains, the freezing level will rise to about 7,500 feet on Tuesday, but this is “not a big warming for the ski areas,’’ nor is it expected to cause flooding, he said. It takes higher temperatures than the 50s to melt mountain snowpack and cause flooding.
Driving across the mountain passes in the next few days might be a challenge, he said.
But this is typical weather for this time of year. On this day a year ago it was 46 degrees, according to the NWS.
The high temperature today in the Seattle area is expected to be 45 degrees with a 100 percent chance of rain by this evening, decreasing to 60 percent and then 10 percent on Tuesday and Wednesday.