The 4 PM radar shows the swirl of some precipitation bands around the low center.
The latest observations suggest the storm is considerably weaker than forecast, with a low center of 970-972 hPa. It is also moving faster than predicted, by 1-2 hours, and 50-75 km farther offshore.
These changes will lessen the impacts everywhere, but particularly over Seattle a and southward. Winds will increase and get gusty, with some scattered power outages. But this is not going to be a Chanukah Eve or Inauguration Day Storm in the central Puget Sound area.
Stronger winds (gusts to 40-45 mph) have now hit the Olympia region and will spread northward and winds have gusted to 70-80 mph at Destruction Is, off our north/central coast, and 50-60 mph at several coastal locations.
Max gusts last 24 hours.