Drier weather will remain in Seattle for much of the week before the chance for rain returns late in the holiday weekend.
"There will be dry weather across the Pacific Northwest, including in Seattle, on Wednesday with a partly sunny sky and highs a few degrees above average near 70," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.
A feed of Pacific Moisture will stay to the north of Seattle through Thursday, but more clouds will stream in from the west.
High temperatures on Thursday will reach 75.
"A front will drop in from the northwest late Thursday night into Friday bringing some rain and drizzle to the area," he said.
It'll be cooler on Friday with highs around 70. A few breaks of sun likely to start the weekend with near-normal temperatures.
Rain chances return on Sunday.
The wet weather pattern will continue across the Seattle area through theweekend before drier weather moves in for the new week.
Clouds and a gusty southerly breeze will be the rule across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to wrap up Christmas week as spotty showers move in for the weekend.
Following wet weather earlier this week, drier weather will return for the first part of the weekend before storms late in the weekend.
Mild weather will continue in Harrisburg this weekend but will be followed by seasonably cold air during the final days of 2014.
While temperatures will be well above average in Pittsburgh this weekend, colder air will arrive next week for the final days of 2014.
After a blustery and cold weather pattern earlier in the week, temperatures will rebound across the Detroit area and winds will die down for the weekend.
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