A break from the rain for the next week or so comes with a cost: ice, fog and colder than usual weather.
Temperatures dipped below freezing Friday morning, and overnight temperatures today and Sunday are expected to drop into the upper teens, according to the National Weather Service.
Daytime highs won’t top 38 this weekend, and forecasters warned that the cold could result in icy roads and sidewalks.
As University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass said, the icing threat has begun.
“We make a Faustian bargain with the weather devil when we sell our meteorological souls for a big ridge and dry weather,” he wrote on his blog.
“The devil’s response: highway icing and sometimes persistent fog and low clouds.”
A few clouds could cover the region today, but the forecast shows mostly sunny days through next week.
The talk of possible snow flurries this weekend has been laid to rest, the Weather Service reported.
Playing with email@example.com