Brian MacMillan is a meteorologist on FOX 13 Morning News.
Wednesday stays mainly dry with mostly cloudy skies, but by Wednesday evening an atmospheric river will take aim at Washington State.
After two days of gusty wind and rain, it is much calmer across Western Washington today. The focus now turns to Thursday as an atmospheric river of moisture takes aim at Washington.
Gusty winds continue Monday for Western Washington as a powerful system off the coast of Washington pushes north.
Winds picked up in eastern King and Pierce counties this morning sending trees and large tree limbs down. At last check over 40,000 Puget Sound Energy customers were without power.
Rain showers will continue off and on through Friday afternoon, but all eyes are on Sunday as a strong storm approaches the coast.
A very impressive "bomb cyclone" is centered about 500 miles west of Washington State coast right now. Thankfully, the storm is tracking north and won't have much of an impact on the Pacific Northwest.
Western Washington woke up to widespread light rain today. This will break up into on and off showers as we get into the afternoon. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms along the Washington coast this afternoon. Showers should wrap up later on tonight. Highs today around the Puget Sound area will top out in the upper 50s.
Other than a few areas of fog in the south sound, we are looking at beautiful mostly sunny skies this morning. Expect a filtered sunshine look at times today with high clouds in the mix. This will likely be the nicest day of the coming week because the rain returns Wednesday.
We will have a nice break from the rain through Tuesday. High temperatures will make it into the mid 50s today with mostly cloudy skies and some afternoon sunbreaks.
Rain has returned this morning as a wet system takes aim on the northern Washington Coast and the northern Puget Sound area. The Seattle area and south sound will get hit with some lighter showers today, but the bulk of the rain will be aimed farther north. The northern Washington Coast will be hit the hardest with 2-3+ inches of rain possible. A half inch to an inch and a half is expected from Snohomish County north to the border. Highs today will be around 60°.