The last leftovers of Monday's snow slowly surrendered Thanksgiving evening as the threat of rain failed the forecast and Thurston County roads grew bare.
Still, rain remained among the predictions of the National Weather Service for this morning, while a Thursday evening radar image from the University of Washington saw clouds moving above Vancouver Island and eastbound from Spokane.
The forecast called for rain turning to showers through today, with a low of 38 degrees and a high reaching a relatively balmy 44 degrees for the Olympia area.
Still, Cascade passes continued to pretend that winter has already arrived.
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The forecast “calls for up to a foot of snow in the mountains and Eastern Washington temperatures are still below freezing,” said Chris Christopher, state Department of Transportation director of maintenance operations. “Most of the primary highways in Western Washington are bare and wet.”
Looking toward the weekend, the forcast calls for showers likely Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures ranging from a high of 43 degrees Saturday to a low of 35 degrees late Sunday.
And next week looks to begin wet.