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Fog to move through making way for wet work week
Fog to move through making way for wet work week

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow Saturday in Pennsylvania (which, according to legend, predicts an early spring is on the way), and neither did we...!  The low clouds and fog were SO stubborn around the interior of the Sound, that the forecasted clearing just never took place for most of us.

Highs only topped out in the low 40s for Seattle, Tacoma and Everett.  In places where the sunshine did take over?  50s to nearly 60 degrees!  Blue skies and highs in the upper 50s made for a glorious afternoon at the beaches and into parts of the Willamette Valley. 

We'll start our Sunday with that same fog-soup, but as a system approaches from the Pacific, we should see enough surface wind that the fog is pulled apart and ripped away by lunch time.  This will allow a bit of sun to shine through before the high clouds take over by late afternoon. Temps in the interior will hit the middle to upper 40s on Sunday.

As the high flattens out and allows for rainy weather to start steering back in our direction, the work week will get progressively wetter.  Monday's showers may only make it as far south as Everett, but Seattle and Tacoma should also join in on the rain party by early Tuesday morning.  Highs will stay in the middle 40s for much of next week as rounds of showers alternate with a few token February sunbreaks.

Another ridge begins building by Friday, and at this point Saturday looks partly to mostly sunny and dry.  Let's just hope that the fog doesn't spoil our blue sky potential again next weekend, too...!

Have a great day,

Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team