Stormy day ahead with lots of rain, wind and mountain snow. Plan on a series of storms arriving every other day through next week! Tuesday will be sloppy with gusty winds at the beach and Bellingham. Gusts there will jump up to around 40mph early Tuesday and last throughout the day. The metro will be breezy but I’m not expecting severe winds Tuesday. Tuesday night into Wednesday morning it will be Gusty for the Metro with gusts around 30mph. Most of Western Washington will be very wet Tuesday but Seattle gets the least due to the Rain shadow. Seattle gets a 1/3 of an inch and the coast gets 4 inches. The wettest areas will be Tacoma and points south and out toward the coast. The snow will be big up at the passes. The snow level bounces between 2,000 and 4,000 throughout the weekend. Tuesday starts out Snowy at Snoqualmie Pass but during the day the snow level goes about the pass. That will make for a snowy/slushy mess and I’d expect delays up there for sure. The ski areas should pick up 15-20 inches by early Wednesday. There will be a break in between systems for most of Wednesday. Late Wednesday we have another sloppy system roll through into Thursday with more rain and mountain snow. Friday through the weekend look similar with rain and snow on the passes. Enjoy the breaks between the storms when they arrive.
-Q13 Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley