Another round of wind and rain is on deck for Sunday.
We'll start with lows mainly in the 30's early Sunday morning. Showers will be widely scattered through the overnight, and we'll be mainly dry by sunrise...a nice respite before the next round of winter weather comes through.
Sunday's storm won't waste any time in arriving, spreading rain into the region again by late morning. Some of the rain may begin as snow in the lowlands, especially around Hood Canal, where 1-4" of wet snow may pile up before the precipitation turns over to rain. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in place for Hood Canal as a result.
As the storm's center approaches, gusty south winds will begin to increase around the coast, and then around the interior. A HIGH WIND WARNING (and upgrade from the earlier watch) is in place for the communities near the coast and throughout the Northwest Interior for Sunday. Southerly/southeasterly winds between 45 and 60 mph are expected along the beaches, and gusts of 40-55 (maybe even as high as 60) mph will begin to howl from Whidbey Island north into the San Juans, Strait, and Whatcom County.