Expect classic mid-February showers, sun breaks this week | Weather

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Expect classic mid-February showers, sun breaks this week
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Expect classic mid-February showers, sun breaks this week

Mid-February...the time of year many Washingtonians start dreaming of a Hawaiian vacation.  With few exceptions, the gray has been here to stay for the last several weeks.  Even though a ridge of high pressure is nudging into the Northwest, it wasn't strong enough Saturday to successfully scrub out the cloud deck.  Overcast skies hung on for most of us throughout our Saturday, and highs topped out in the middle to upper 40s around the Sound (with Olympia shooting ahead to the 50-degree mark).  Light drizzle fell from the low clouds, with minimal amounts of rain recorded in Bellingham, Forks, and at Sea Tac.

We should dry out and clear out somewhat overnight, so lows will still drop into the 30s by dawn.  Some spots in the South Sound will hover near freezing early on, and with patchy fog, freezing fog could still make for some black ice around sunrise.

Sunday afternoon should prove a bit brighter and slightly warmer as the high builds in further.  Afternoon temperatures will hover near 50° where the blue sky is able to overtake the gray.

The high breaks down on Monday, and increasing clouds will bring an increasing chance for showers by Monday afternoon.  A second storm should result in a wet and breezy Tuesday.  Highs early in the week should be seasonable--upper 40s--for this time of year.

Showers and sunbreaks will mark a transition day toward drier weather on Wednesday, and after some morning fog, Valentine's Day should be a pretty one.  Partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 40s should be found around the Sound on Thursday afternoon.  It will be chilly that night...all the better for snuggling up with someone you love!

Friday looks even brighter and milder, but increasing clouds should bring back a chance for February showers (and more of that winter gray...) by Saturday.

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