Olympia, Washington

We head west the capital of Washington for today’s long distance forecast. Well, I guess the forecast isn’t long distance, just the forecast location.

At 838AM, PT, Olympia was reporting a temperature of 48 degrees with overcast skies and a little bit of fog near the surface. Despite the gloomy conditions at present, the Pacific Northwest is under a ridge which should allow for the low overcast to burn off this afternoon, and for sunny skies to arrive for the afternoon.
The ridge across the region is driving the latest wave along the semi-permanent low over the Gulf of Alaska northwards to the Alaska Panhandle. Southerly flow and mostly clear skies will be possible through the morning, but the related cold front associated with the aforementioned wave will move inland shortly after noon. It is expected to carry with it quite a bit of heavy precipitation, and torrential rain will fall through Sunday morning before beginning to taper off after sunrise. The environment will still be muggy and cloudy, however, as postfrontal westerlies won’t allow much clearing through the end of the day. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising to see drizzle throughout the afternoon on Sunday.
Tomorrow – Starting sunny, then heavy rain through the afternoon, High 52, Low 38
Sunday – Heavy rain early, tapering off becoming overcast and drizzly, High 55, Low 45

TWC: Tomorrow – PM Rain High 56, Low 39
Sunday – Rain High 57, Low 49

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy with rain in the afternoon High 55, Low 36
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers High 56, Low 46

NWS: Tomorrow – Rain, mainly after 10am High 56, Low 39
Sunday – Showers. High 56, Low 49

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning… Then rain likely in the afternoon. High 56, Low 44
Sunday – Showers. High 56, Low 49

WN: Tomorrow – Scattered Showers High 55, Low 39
Sunday – Showers High 55, Low 48

Rain in Western Washington. All of your stereotypes are confirmed! The milky clouds over western Washington reflect the low clouds and fog in the area right now.