National Weather Service alert for Edmonds

Apr 05, 2013

Wet and unsettled weather will continue through this weekend.

Periods of rain and locally windy conditions will continue today and tonight as the next frontal system moves through western Washington.

Up to one and a half inches of rain fell over the western Washington lowlands Thursday and last night, with generally one to two and a half inches of precipitation in the mountains.

Similar amounts are expected again today and tonight.

The snow level will be 5000 to 5500 feet, so the highest mountain roads like the highways to Paradise and Hurricane Ridge will get a little snow. The mountain passes will just get lots of rain.

South to southeast winds of 15 to 30 mph are likely at the coast and in the north interior of western Washington with gusts to around 40 mph.

The Puget Sound region will be breezy with winds 15 to 25 mph at times.

An upper trough will move over the region Saturday for cool showery weather...then another front will bring more rain Saturday night and Sunday. Thunderstorms are possible both days this weekend, and it could be breezy or windy at times especially on Sunday.

The snow level will be in the 3000 to 4000 foot range this weekend and several inches of snow is likely on mountain roads. More than a foot of new snow could fall in parts of Mount Rainier national park including at Paradise.

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