After a few early-week rainy days, the first day of 2014 will bring times of sunshine to the city, as temperatures hit 50 degrees.
Highs will stay just below 50 for the remainder of the workweek, with overnight lows dipping into the lower 40s and upper 30.
Showers will return to the city on Thursday and Friday, along with cloudy skies.
Some sunshine will return to Seattle on Saturday. Highs in the 40s and partly sunny skies will provide a break from the rain in the city for the day, but rain and some clouds will return on Sunday.
Looking into next week, mostly cloudy skies will be present through midweek.
After natural disasters, it’s not uncommon to see pop-up charities appear, particularly around the holiday season.
A train of storms will continue to deliver rain to the Pacific Northwest with one particular storm this weekend likely to be the strongest of the bunch.
A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with areas of strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain and thunderstorms.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
Kansas City was shaken out of its usual routine early Thursday morning as commuters woke to nearly 5 inches of snow in some areas, marking the first substantial storm of the season.
Friday should be the hottest day since last summer in Perth, Australia, with more heat in store for Christmas.
Arctic blast causes temperatures to plunge to 20 to 30 below zero.
West Palm Beach, FL (1989)
Record high of 88 degrees.
Philadelphia, PA (1991)
High of 30 degrees; only 5th day in 1991 with a high below freezing.