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More Active Weather Ahead for the Northwest

27 May 2021, 1:50 pm

Another round of active weather is headed to the Northwest as a strong front will move onshore Thursday night into Friday, bringing widespread showers & the thunderstorm possibility before the weekend.


High surf is anticipated along the Pacific coastline through Thursday, with wave heights between 6-10 ft and gusts up to 35kts. If you are headed to the water, make sure you’re at a life-guarded beach or staying out of the water!


Lingering shower activity is anticipated through the afternoon and evening on Thursday, with the potential for a little snow mixing in for the higher terrain of the Cascades. Rain & snow showers should diminish as we head into Friday morning with drier air & sunshine returning for the weekend.


 As the front pushes inland, more thunderstorms will develop east of the Rocky Mountains, with a marginal risk (level 1 out of 5 on the severe weather scale) for Montana and northern Wyoming on Friday. Severe weather threats include gusty winds and large hail.

Forecast Accumulation

With shower & thunderstorm activity we could see a few pockets of rainfall across western Washington in the range of 2-4″, but generally rainfall accumulation will be less than 1″ in many locations. Snow accumulation will also be limited to the high peaks and will be in the range of 1-2″.


We are covering the unsettled weather in the Northwest as one of our top weather headlines on WeatherNation but also in your West Regional Forecast, :50 after the hour, every hour!

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Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Color... Load Moreado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!

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