We’ve got some isolated light showers around, but we’re tracking steadier rain moving in later this morning to Puget Sound. I’d recommend a warm hooded jacket to take on your Tuesday. Tuesday afternoon will be the wettest time and Tuesday night will be gusty. The winds are expected to stay below 40 mph for all around Puget Sound as the front comes through around 9pm. Gusts possibly up to 50 mph for our coastal communities.

In the mountains that incoming precipitation will mean some travel issues. We’ve got a Winter Storm Warning for the North and Central Cascades that includes Stevens & Snoqualmie Passes until midnight. Snoqualmie Pass will likely see 3-5 inches of fresh snow before the precipitation warms from snow to rain this afternoon. Elsewhere there’s a Winter Weather Advisory for similar hours, but lesser precipitation amounts. High temps today in the lowlands will be in the mid to upper 40s, so spot on for seasonal for this time of year.

Sloppy and breezy into early Wednesday but most of the day itself will be dry. Luckily, quickly improving weather for the rest of the week. Morning fog and some frosty starts, but we’ll see some nice amount of January sunshine. Not too bad for after today that should last into the weekend. Friday and Saturday will be very nice by January standards. Raindrops could return Sunday or Monday, a tad too early to know for sure.

-Tim Joyce, Q13 Meteorologist