Soggy weather expected to start off work week | Weather

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Soggy weather expected to start off work week
Soggy weather expected to start off work week

The sun is now officially setting after 5 o'clock in the evening....a sign that spring is somewhere around the corner.  Another sign that spring is nearing?  Mariners baseball!  Be sure to join Michelle Esteban and me Sunday at Mariners Fanfest:  a baseball themed carnival right at Safeco Field.  You can run the bases, get an autograph from some of the players, meet the Moose, and even ride a zipline over the field (how cool is THAT?)!  The event runs from 11 to 4 pm.

We saw plenty of rain Saturday morning thanks to the passing of a trough of low pressure, but the precipitation turned much more showery by late in the day.  Highs warmed into the middle and upper 40s, which is just about where we should be this time of year. Early morning lows on Sunday will drop into the middle and upper 30s.

Another disturbance will approach from the Gulf of Alaska Sunday, increasing the cloud deck again by afternoon, and bringing steady rain back in by early evening.

If you have outdoor plans, you may want to get them finished up earlier in the day so that you can stay dry.  Highs will again stay near average, which will mean middle to upper 40s at best.  Expect more snow--and tougher pass travel--in the Cascades again by Sunday night.

Monday and Tuesday look soggy-at-times, but things start quieting down by mid-week.  A building ridge of high pressure over our part of the west coast should warm us up a few degrees, and the showers will probably be harder to come by at that point.  In fact, Friday and most of Saturday look dry and even partly to mostly sunny.  Highs by then should near the 50-degree mark...a nice way to head into February, and yet another sign that spring can't be too far away...!

Have a great night,

Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team