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Scattered showers, cooler temps continue through the week
Scattered showers, cooler temps continue through the week

The first weekend of November looks pretty typical so far: plenty of overcast sky and some light to moderate rain at times. 

Onshore flow continues pumping in some light moisture from the Pacific, especially over the Northwest Interior. Lows will fall into the upper 40s and low 50s by early Sunday morning, with the rain tapering off by dawn.  We go back to Standard Time this weekend. The good part?  We gain an extra hour of sleep overnight.  The not so good part?  The sun will start setting in the FOUR o'clock hour on Sunday...eeek!

Sunday afternoon looks much like Saturday: mainly cloudy, a few showers at times, and mild highs on either side of 60. Another system rolls toward B.C. by Sunday p.m., so look for increasing clouds as we head toward evening...although most of the rain will steer into Canada, we'll see our precipitation pick up Sunday night throughout Western Washington, too.

Next week doesn't look terribly soggy. Just your garden variety scattered showers Monday through Wednesday, with highs in the 50s to near 60.  It's been a fairly mild autumn so far, and that doesn't change at all for the short-term.

However, the mercury begins to take a nose-dive by Wednesday afternoon.  A deepening trough of low pressure starts to dig down over the West Coast, sending most of the precipitation into California by Thursday and Friday.  At the same time, while we don't look terribly wet, we do look quite COLD.   Highs by late in the week will struggle to cross the 50-degree mark...easily the coldest of the season so far.

Dig out those flannel sheets--you'll be glad you did by late next week!

Enjoy your weekend,

Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team