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Published on February 23, 2024
Seattle Braces for Weather Whiplash with Sunshine Giving Way to Rain and Snow ShowersSource: National Weather Service

As the Emerald City wakes to a blanket of mist, Seattleites prepare for a dynamic stretch of Pacific Northwest weather. According to the National Weather Service's Seattle office, morning fog will burn off to reveal a mostly sunny sky today, with the mercury climbing to a mild 52 degrees. Light winds will make for a pleasant day, even as residents keep an eye on the creeping clouds, which signal a change in the weather pattern.

The NWS forecast promises a low of around 42 degrees tonight, accompanied by a modest 20 percent chance of rain after 2 a.m., bringing some variability to the steadfast clarity of today's sky. Looking ahead, Seattle's weekend weather is a grab bag—Saturday sees a 40 percent chance of showers with a high near 50 degrees, while Sunday fully embraces the rainy season with gusts up to 36 mph and showers heavy enough to warrant an umbrella.

Sunday night will present a mixed bag, with rain giving way to snow showers before 10 p.m., though without significant accumulation. The fickle weather continues into Monday, with rain and snow showers expected before 10 a.m., then transitioning to solely rain showers throughout the day.

The upcoming workweek appears to keep the cooler, wet trend, with Tuesday threatening a mix of rain and snow that is slated to settle into plain rain by the afternoon. By Wednesday night, Seattleites should prepare for a repeat of rain and snow, leading to a cloudy low of around 39 degrees. This pattern seems to stay the course through Thursday, offering little respite from the moisture-laden skies that characterize the region this time of year.