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More heavy rain and mountain snow in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday

Active weather will persist in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday. The hardest hit areas will likely be from the northern California coastline to eastern Washington as rainfall totals will range from 1 to 4 inches. In the higher elevations, precipitation will fall as snow with the some mountain peaks receiving up to a foot.
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7 Day Forecast

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Overnight

Wintry Mix Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Wintry
Mix

Low: 28 °F

Saturday

Wintry Mix Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Wintry
Mix

High: 36 °F

Saturday
Night

Chance Freezing Drizzle

Chance
Freezing Drizzle

Low: 32 °F

Sunday

Chance Freezing Drizzle Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Chance
Freezing Drizzle

High: 40 °F

Sunday
Night

Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Rain

Low: 36 °F

Monday

Rain Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Rain
Likely

High: 42 °F

Monday
Night

Rain/Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Rain/Snow
Likely

Low: 30 °F

Tuesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Snow

High: 36 °F

Tuesday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight A chance of snow and freezing drizzle. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 28. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday A chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 9am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 36. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday Night A chance of freezing drizzle after 1am, mixing with drizzle after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
  • Sunday A chance of drizzle or freezing drizzle before 7am, then a slight chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 40. South wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Sunday Night A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Monday Rain likely, mainly after 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Monday Night Rain likely before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 10pm and 1am, then a chance of snow after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Tuesday A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36.
  • Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery.
  • Wednesday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Windy.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Windy.
  • Christmas Day Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.