Rain, Snow & Wind This Week: Puget Sound Forecast

SEATTLE — The first week of 2022 is shaping up to be a wet one, and there will be a few more opportunities for lowland snow through Thursday, despite the milder run of temperatures. The rain returned in earnest on Sunday as heavy snow continued in the mountains, and some communities, like North Bend, experienced freezing rain. Others picked up even more snow.

Forecasters expect Monday will stay showery and cool for most before snow levels dip back below 1,000 feet heading into Tuesday morning.

(NWS Seattle)

According to the latest forecasts, some lowland snow will remain possible in the overnight and early morning hours through at least mid-week. However, significant accumulations are not expected, with temperatures forecast to stay above the freezing mark for much of the Seattle area.

(NWS Seattle)

While it will feel plenty wintry, the National Weather Service sees afternoon temperatures ranging from the high 30s to low 40s through Friday, with overnight temperatures in the low 30s. For more lowland snow, forecasters see another chance Wednesday night through Thursday from Everett northward, but a rain/snow mix will remain possible across the region, with accumulations staying under an inch for most.

Here is the 5-day weather outlook for the Seattle area:

  • Monday: 40°/36° (Rain, PM rain/snow)
  • Tuesday: 40°/33° (Rain/snow)
  • Wednesday: 38°/34° (Rain/snow)
  • Thursday: 43°/39° (Rain)
  • Friday: 43°/37° (Rain)

More specifics on the latter half of the week will be shared as the forecast evolves in the coming days.

Source: Bellevue Patch