A storm train will continue to unleash rain in Seattle and snow in the Washington Cascades through the weekend.
The first storm in the series arrived on Wednesday, bringing breezy conditions and rain during the afternoon and overnight.
Steadier rain will fall in Seattle Thursday as a more potent storm arrives. While rain and low clouds may result in some travel delays, the brunt of the rain will be delivered farther south across northern California.
Colder air will allow snow to mix in with rain at major mountain pass level on Thursday. A wintry mix of rain and snow will make roads slippery along heavily traveled mountain passes such as Snoqualmie along I-90 in Washington through the rest of the week. Check with the Washington Department of Travel for any travel restrictions.
Stormy weather will persist straight through the weekend. Southwestern Oregon may get in on some of the heaviest rain of the storms by Sunday. The potential exists for localized flooding along streams and rivers.
Mountain snow may become an even bigger problem for travelers over the weekend as even colder air arrives. Icy and snow-packed roads are possible.
Stevens Pass in Washington from Flickr user Rusty O.P.
A powerful, wedge tornado moved across north-central Kansas Wednesday evening, leaving damage to homes and property in its wake.
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
Summerlike warmth will make it feel like the 90s F at times in the eastern United States through Memorial Day weekend, despite localized rainfall.
An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical system and impact part of the East Coast of the United States during Memorial Day weekend.
The threat for severe weather, including tornadoes and flash flooding, will expand across the central United States through the end of the week.
As summer approaches, sun protection becomes a vital part of daily activity.
A tornado of long duration was observed for 7 hours and 20 minutes and was said to extend 293 miles. The storm struck Mattoon and Charleston, killing 70 people.
New England (1967)
(25th-26th) Coastal New England battered by a great Nor'easter. Winds mounted to 70-80 mph on the coast. Blue Hill had sustained winds of 60 mph and Logan had sustained winds of 50 mph. Lowest pressure of 29.30" was measured over the ocean; 5-10" of snow fell in the Berkshires with considerable damage to the tobacco crop in the Connecticut River Valley. Temperature dropped to 31 degrees at Pittsfield on the 30th for a remarkable end of May freeze.
Cut Bank, MT (1982)
35 degrees with a mix of snow and rain. The high temperature from the previous day was 78.