Forecasters are warning of “wet, unsettled weather” through the weekend that could bring ½ to 1 ½ inches of rain to Western Washington by Friday.
Up to 5 inches of precipitation is possible in the mountains, which will drop the snow level to 7,000 feet today and about 5,000 feet by Friday night.
Mountain roads will be extremely wet although a little snow could fall in the Paradise area, according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service.
Southeast winds will pummel the coast with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. The Puget Sound area will be breezy with winds occasionally reaching 15 to 25 mph, the Weather Service said.
A frontal system moves through the area today and tonight. A second front is expected to move through Friday.
Today’s high will be near 59 with winds 6 to 11 mph this afternoon, forecasters said.