Extra: If you would like to listen to my discussion of this weekend's weather on KPLU, check out:
A lot of action coming up, including a good chance that some lowland folks will spot a few snowflakes. (Note to TV stations: no big lowland snowstorms!!)
A strong Pacific front is approaching us now, behind which there is some cold air. Here is the forecast for tomorrow afternoon of sea level pressure, near surface winds, and lower atmosphere temperatures---you can see a very nice windshift with the front.
This pattern will produce strong SE winds over NW Washington--something that often happens BEFORE the front passes through.
The result will be a strong westerly surge through the Strait with sustained winds of 40 kts with higher gusts. These winds are headed toward Everett and Mukilteo---yes, my favorite seafood restaurant...Ivar's Mukilteo Landing..is in the cross hairs. THIS TIME THEY BETTER SCREW DOWN THE LATCH ON THAT HATCH!
This is getting awfully close to the canonical snow pattern and in fact the models are indicating some light lowland snow in places (see graphic of 24 h snow ending 4 PM Sunday). NE flow will also push out of the Fraser on Sunday...so Bellingham will get quite cold.