As a train of storms continues off the Pacific Ocean, colder air will press farther south over the weekend into the Seattle area.
Temperatures will dip to their lowest levels of the season so far during the day and night this weekend. High temperatures will be within a few degrees of 50. Temperatures can dip into the 30s at night.
While it will not get cold enough to snow in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area Saturday and Sunday, the event will bring the lowest snow levels of the season so far. By the end of the weekend snow levels will be in the vicinity of 2,500 to 3,000 feet.
It will snow at pass level. The first slushy accumulation is possible on roadways over Snoqualmie Pass.
Temperatures will not be in a hurry to bounce back early next week.
Severe weather has started to fire off in the southern and central Plains, bringing the possibility of isolated tornadoes to the region.
A dangerous multiple-day severe weather outbreak will begin this weekend over the South Central states and will include the potential for nighttime tornadoes in parts of Texas and Kansas.
A large storm will form over the eastern half of the nation next week and will bring a swath of unsettled conditions for days.
A slow-moving low pressure system will make residents of the Northwest reach for their raincoats and umbrellas each day through the remainder of the week.
Surviving a flight in the wheel well of a commercial aircraft is possible, but highly unlikely due to subzero temperatures and thinner air than what is found at the peak of Mount Everest.
With a growing demand among young adults to live in more connected, urban communities, it remains unclear if they will make the push toward a more environmentally sustainable future.
Eastern States (1986)
Heavy, wet snow on I-84 and other parts of the Poconos and Catskills. Snowfall totals included: Tobyhana, PA 24" Hawley, PA 18" Eldred, NY 24" Slide Mountain, NY 19" Lake Wallenpaupack, PA 16" East Stroudsburg, PA 14" East Jewitt, NY 16"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (1994)
4" of rain.
State College, PA (1996)
75 mph wind gust during a severe thunderstorm.