Thursday was a wet one. You might be surprised to hear that only about an inch of rain fell in the Olympia area. It felt like a foot.
Less surprising it that it dumped a foot or two of snow in the Cascades, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
But what about the weekend?
The forecast for the Olympia area calls for some rain on Friday that will be heavy at times. It will be mild, however, with a high temperature of about 50.
Saturday and Sunday are likely to be partly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. (Yes, you have permission to break out in a happy dance — and start planning for some outdoor time.)
There’s a likelihood rain will return on Monday, though. (Cue: sad trombone music.)
If you need to cross one of the mountain passes, be prepared for winter travel conditions.
“If you must travel over a mountain pass, be sure you and your vehicle are prepared, including having a full gas tank, chains, warm clothes, food and drink. Be ready for delays or closures,” the state Department of Transportation tweeted.