Cooler weather and rainy conditions are on tap through Saturday for the Seattle area.
Temperatures have been above normal to start September with daytime highs about 8 degrees above normal.
It may feel like a fall-like pattern is taking shape, but it isn't according to AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark.
"First, it looks like it will warm up and be dry for a portion of next week, so this is not really the start of the fall season for them," Clark said.
There is a possibility of localized severe weather Wednesday afternoon and evening in northeastern Oregon, eastern Washington and parts of northern Idaho.
"Thursday also has the chance of severe weather for northern Idaho, eastern Washington and into western Nevada. The biggest threat is from heavy rain, strong winds and the potential for hail," Clark said.
Showers should be out of the picture in Seattle for Sunday and Monday with sunshine and highs in the low to mid-70s.
Ice, rain and snow are slamming the United States from Texas to Maine.
Thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.
As California heads into its third consecutive dry winter with no relief in sight, firefighters continue to battle a late-fall blaze in Big Sur.
Similar to the days prior to Thanksgiving, the worst weather will focus on the days prior to Christmas as millions of travelers take to the roads and skies in the U.S. and southern Canada.
An abrupt and abnormal cold wave gripped parts of southeastern Texas in early December, catching many off-guard, including two native Southern California bobcats recently transferred to the area.
Wintry and violent weather will avoid central Pennsylvania through the weekend.
Wind gusts to 91 mph across the San Joaquin Valley - hundreds of cars and trucks buried by blowing dust.
Perey, IL (1967)
An F2 tornado carried women and her baby 400 feet; they survived.
New York City (1959)
15" of snow.