Weather for Seattle, Puget Sound and Western Washington
Few Clouds57°Feels Like: 57°
Todd Johnson is a veteran meteorologist with 20 years experience forecasting the weather on local television.
Heavy RainH 53° L 44°
Steady rain and gusty winds.
RainH 53° L 48°
Periods of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s. Winter begins at 3:03 p.m.
Mostly CloudyH 50° L 44°
Lingering morning showers. Drier with a few sunbreaks in the afternoon.
PM RainH 49° L 43°
Mostly cloudy with increasing rain in the afternoon.
ShowersH 45° L 40°
Showers for Christmas Eve. Highs in the mid 40s.
101-150: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
201-300: Very Unhealthy
Air quality considered satisfactory; air pollution poses little or no risk.
Air quality acceptable; however, some pollutants may pose a moderate health concern for a small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Children, people who are sensitive to ozone, and people with heart or lung disease may experience health effects. General public is unlikely to be affected.
Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
Health alert: Everyone may experience more serious health effects. Most people should restrict outdoor exertion to morning or late evening hours.
Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected. Everyone should avoid outdoor exertion.
2 or less: Low
8-10: Very High
Danger from the sun's UV rays is low for the average person. Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen SPF 15+. In winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.
Take precautions if you will be outside, such as wearing a hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen SPF 15+. Stay in shade near midday when the sun is strongest.
Protection against sun damage is needed. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, use sunscreen SPF 15+ and wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants when practical. Stay in shade near midday when the sun is strongest.
Protection against sun damage is needed. Minimize sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seek shade, cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.
Take all precautions against sun damage. Unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Try to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seek shade, cover up, and wear a hat and sunglasses. Apply sunscreen SPF 15+ liberally every 2 hours. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.