Wind-driven rain and mountain snow is expected Thursday into Thursday night across the Northwest.
Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are likely across western portions of Washington and Oregon, with locally higher amounts in the Foothills of the Cascades and Olympics.
The rain could bring localized street flooding, especially across low-lying and poor drainage areas.
Strong winds will accompany the rain with wind gusts as times reaching 40-45 mph.
These winds are not expected to be as strong as they were a few days ago when a more powerful storm system rolled through, leaving as many as 145,000 electric customers without power.
However, the strong gusts may still lead to spotty wind damage and localized power outages. Overall, the impacts will not be as great compared the last storm. Winds will decrease Thursday evening into Thursday night.
In the higher elevations, several inches of snow will accumulate in the Olympics, Washington Cascades and northern Rockies through Thursday night.
Snow levels will fall through the day, lowering to 4,000 feet across Washington and 5,000 feet over northern Idaho and western Montana.
Snow levels are expected to remain above Snoqualmie Pass along I-90, but will fall to pass level through Stevens Pass along US 2.
On Friday, the system will track across the northern Plains, leaving behind only a few showers and some snowflakes in the mountains.
This pattern of quick-moving systems appears as though it will continue all the way into mid-November before shifting, favoring large, slow-moving storms.
Several rounds of thunderstorms are on tap for the Minneapolis area over the next few days.
A tropical threat from the Atlantic on the United States and Caribbean islands may increase into next week.
United States residents may pay higher heating costs this fall as colder air is expected to grip the Rockies and Plains at times and some quick-hitting chilly shots may impact the Northeast.
Monsoonal moisture from the tropics slammed the Phoenix area and other parts of the Southwest with heavy rainfall, causing flooding in the region.
A long-lived and intense thunderstorm dumped hail that ended up being measured in feet in some parts of Mexico City Sunday afternoon and evening.
A zone of thundery rain with the risk of flooding and travel delays will occur into the weekend from the northern Plains to the central Appalachians and part of the mid-Atlantic.
Fayetteville, NC (1983)
110 degrees, all-time high for the state.
Pueblo, CO (1984)
State fair was closed during vicious hailstorm. Nine people were hurt, one seriously. Damage totalled $40 million, and 500 light bulbs were broken by the hail.
Thunder Bay/ Lake Huron, MI (1863)
"One of the most violent hurricanes (wrong name) experienced by mariners for many years swept over Lake Huron, doing extensive damage to vessels." Ships lost sails and had masts taken off 30 feet above deck.