Tacoma temperatures to dip into 20s this week

The South Sound is going to be chilly this week.

The National Weather Service expects a nighttime low in the mid-20s on Tuesday in Tacoma with highs forecast in the mid-40s through the week.

The cold air, which is coming from Canada, isn’t unusual for this time of year, meteorologist Jay Neher said Monday.

“It’s November now,” he said. “We had kind of a mild October, so that’s why everyone is panicking.”

This week might also be breezy, he said, possibly with winds of 15 to 30 mph.

The rain that drenched the South Sound on Sunday is over, he said. The next precipitation forecast is for a chance of rain Thursday, maybe Wednesday night.

Stadium Bowl in Tacoma flooded during Sunday’s downpour. Tacoma Public Schools spokesman Dan Voelpel said Monday that there didn’t appear to be any lasting damage to the Stadium High School field.

On Wednesday, crews plan to remove dirt that slid onto the sidelines from the hill above the stadium, he said.

It wasn’t clear exactly what caused water to cascade down the stands onto the field, but Voelpel said water running down the street leading to the school hopped the curb and spilled into the stadium.

The city responded to multiple reports of storm drains clogged with leaves and other debris Sunday.

As for more precipitation, there was talk of another kind this week. But while seasonal cold weather has arrived, it’s a bit early for snow, Neher said.

There’s a chance the Cascades will see flakes late Wednesday into Thursday, but Tacoma isn’t expected to turn white just yet, he said.