The UW Dawgcast

October 15, 2020

Forecast: October 16th 2020

Updated 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 16th

By Matthew Charchenko

Hey Huskies!

I hope you were able to get outside yesterday and enjoy the beautiful fall sunshine. Unfortunately we are not waking up to the same sunshine that we had yesterday, but rather cloudy skies ahead of our next weather system that will impact us through the day today. We have a few light showers currently working their way through the area, especially up in the north sound, but most of us in the Seattle area should remain dry through the middle of day.

Weather models start to diverge in the afternoon hours, with some model runs showing more rain in the Seattle area than others. This is due to a convergence zone that will develop this afternoon. While most of that rainfall will be focused in Snohomish county, some model runs bring a period of steadier rain into Seattle during the afternoon. So keep those raincoats handy if you are out and about this afternoon.

It will also be breezy this afternoon as an area of low pressure slides to our north. It wont be anything like the wind that we had on Tuesday, but it will still be breezy with wind gusts between 20-35mph in Seattle this afternoon.

Winds will subside into the evening, making way for a mostly cloudy but dry start to the weekend. That period of dry weather will be short-lived, with another area of low pressure set to move into British Columbia on Sunday. That storm will spread steady rain into Seattle early Sunday morning, so expect a gloomy but cozy start to the day. Steady rain in the morning will taper off to a mixture of showers and sunbreaks to finish off the weekend.

A few isolated showers will stick with us on Monday, but will be even more scattered than Sunday afternoon’s rainfall.

Reach forecaster Matthew Charchenko at theuwdawgcast@uw.edu. Twitter: @mcharchenko.

EXPECTED WIND GUSTS WEEKEND PLANNER