The Seattle forecast is looking colder and wetter through the weekend, and the chilly forecast looks to persist through at least the next week.
First light reveals some wet snow in the Cascades and at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains.
The high pressure blocking storm systems from approaching Western Washington has fallen apart. Over the next week, several potent weather systems will pass nearby, giving bouts of rain and wind.
The last truly "soaking" rainfall in Seattle was back on July 20 when 0.60" fell.
Light rain showers during sunrise created a flurry of perfect panoramas, as seen from the KIRO 7 Queen Anne tower camera and viewer photos.
Monday morning satellite images show smoke from central Washington wildfires reaching beyond the Pacific coast.
A few spotty very light showers were reported in Lacey and at McChord Field Sunday morning, but Meteorologist Morgan Palmer says that precipitation is over and a warming forecast is set for Seattle and Western Washington.
KIRO 7 Meteorologist Morgan Palmer spent a week reporting for Biloxi television station WLOX in the days following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina.
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Sunday's lowland marine layer clouds extended to just below the observation deck at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Hurricane Ridge's elevation is 5,200 feet.
A 5.5 earthquake was detected about 185 miles west of Neah Bay in the Pacific Ocean late Saturday night.
Saturday's lightning threat is significant with a Red Flag Warning issued for the Seattle area and the rest of Western Washington through tonight.
A push of marine air from the Pacific is slowing Friday's warm-up. Highs are now expected to reach the upper 80s to lower 90s.
The Perseids meteor shower will peak this weekend, bringing the prospect of 60 or more meteors per hour. The weather in Seattle and throughout the Northwest will be nearly perfect for viewing.
Low clouds that socked in most of the region on Friday will break in plenty of time for the start of Seafair events.
Friday marks the start of an 11-day period of the warmest average temperature of the year, as measured at the official climate station at Sea-Tac Airport.
Meteorologist Morgan Palmer reports on another low pressure system bringing increasing lowland showers and even some high elevation snows late today through Monday.