WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

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by Chris Scragg
Puget Sound Weather Geek

We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle of fall. However, things are going to quickly change this week.

Updated Monday 10.20.2014: We’re looking at some potentially strong winds and stormy weather, as a number of heavy rain and high-wind producing storms smash onto the coasts this week.

Monday: The first storm of the week swung a slow moving front into the area Sunday night. It brought some heavy showers and rain bands. Showers are going to persist around the Puget Sound for the remainder of the afternoon and evening. The storm is still harboring some cold and unstable air which could spark some storms. The highest chance will be near the coasts.

Tuesday: Tuesday will start out mostly rain free in the morning with a few showers possible, however this will quickly change in the afternoon as the weather will take a turn for the worst. A small but potent system looks like it will rapidly strengthen as it rockets across the Pacific and slams into central Vancouver island. The system will create a heavy dousing of rain region wide, as well as a possibility of strong winds. Three Tree, and Alki Point could see gusts above 40mph while the Straight of Juan de Fuca could be looking at gusts up to 65mph! A very daunting possibility for residents along the Puget Sound as well as mariners and the shipping industry.

These forecasts could change in the next 48 hours, so stay tuned for a scheduled update Tuesday night.

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