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Current Conditions

  • 49°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: South 4 mph
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 42°
  • Pressure: 30.10 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 60 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 47 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 53 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 83 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 74 °
  • Low: 53 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Tacoma, Washington

Updated: 3:32 am PDT on April 29, 2016

  • Today

    Showers likely. Rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch likely. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Southwest wind to 10 mph in the morning becoming light.

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Light wind becoming south to 10 mph after midnight.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s. Light wind becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

  • Sunday

    Sunny. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Breezy. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

  • Monday

    Sunny. Highs near 80.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows near 50.

  • Tuesday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.

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Location: NOS_PORTS, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:24 AM PDT

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Jenny Reed, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Pierce County EOC, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.6 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:55 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Proctor District, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:55 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Jefferson Park/No. 8th & Stevens, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SW at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Central Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Eastside, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:55 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: PRS Group, Inc., Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:50 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: South at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Highlands, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Mullenville, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:42 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Fife, Fife, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: North Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: West at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Westgate, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:52 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SSE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:55 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: North End, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: NNW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:55 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: NE Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:55 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: NorthEast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:55 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Heritage Park, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Dash Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Northeast Tacoma, Stonegate, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Browns Point, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Stack Hill Ruston, Ruston, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: West at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: TwinLakes, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 8:55 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Alderdale, Federal Way, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: S. 19th & Bridgeport, University Place, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Southeast Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Updated: 8:46 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SSW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
318 am PDT Friday Apr 29 2016 


Synopsis...a front and its upper trough will move through western 
Washington today for occasional showers over most of the area. A 
strong upper ridge will bring dry warmer weather Saturday through 
Monday. A chance of showers will return Tuesday through Thursday 
of next week...with moist southerly flow aloft and low level 
onshore flow. 


&& 


Short term...a weak cold front and upper trough are approaching 
the Pacific northwest coast early this morning. At 3 am the radar 
on the Washington coast was just starting to show precipitation 
over the coastal waters. There are also some light spotty showers 
along the west slopes of the Cascades and in the weak convergence 
zone over Snohomish County...but otherwise western Washington was 
dry overnight. Temperatures were in the middle 40s to lower 50s. 


The system will move across western Washington this morning... 
and moist onshore low level flow will continue behind the front 
this afternoon. Measurable precipitation should be widespread... 
but it won't amount to much -- roughly 0.10 to 0.20 inch in the 
convergence zone and mostly less than 0.10 inch elsewhere in The 
Lowlands. A bit more will fall in the Cascades...with the snow 
level around 4500 feet and 1 to 3 inches of snow above that. 


A strong upper ridge will begin building offshore tonight...just 
outside of 130w. Dry northerly flow aloft will develop quickly 
over western Washington...so showers will become mainly limited to 
the Cascades and south interior in the evening and then end 
overnight. 


The upper ridge will shift slowly east over the area this weekend. 
The air mass will warm...with 850 mb temperatures over western 
Washington reaching around +6c on Saturday and +12c on Sunday. In 
addition offshore flow will develop on Sunday as a thermal trough 
extends northward along the Pacific northwest coast from northern 
California. Highs should be in the 60s to lower 70s Saturday and 
mostly in the 70s to lower 80s Sunday. Mcdonnal 


Long term...the upper ridge will move further east on Monday... 
and the air mass will warm a bit more as southerly flow aloft 
develops. It is conceivable that some middle level moisture will 
accompany weak instability over the mountains to produce isolated 
showers by late Monday. The models have not been consistent with 
that idea though...and in coordination with surrounding offices we 
will stay with a dry forecast for now. There is a better chance of 
showers developing Tuesday along with increasing onshore flow. 
Moist southerly flow aloft...weak instability...and low level 
onshore flow will keep a chance of showers in the forecast 
Wednesday and Thursday as well. Mcdonnal 


&& 


Aviation...an upper trough axis will pass western Washington this morning. 
Air mass has already started to moisten...with instability 
increasing as trough axis passes through. Showers and fairly 
widespread IFR ceilings expected by middle to late morning. Kpae is already 
seeing such conditions thanks to a pscz that developed during the 
overnight hours. The risk for showers continues to look like a 
generally narrow window with the threat ending and gradual clearing 
expected this afternoon and evening from west to east. Light northwest 
upper level flow today...shifting to the north and strengthening 
tonight. Smr 


Ksea...increasing clouds west of Puget Sound sound at the time of this 
writing will likely spread over ksea by between 10z and 
11z...bringing ceilings down to IFR in about the 1-2k feet range. Model 
timing of showers remains consistent with activity kicking off by 
middle morning and wrapping up by middle afternoon. Ceilings are expected to 
lift to VFR this afternoon and evening...but looks like some 
cloudiness will linger into the overnight hours. Smr 


&& 


Marine...a front will pass eastward across the waters this early 
morning...enhancing onshore flow into this evening. Small craft 
advisories remain in place for central and eastern Strait and have 
been extended into late tonight. While there may be a brief period 
where winds will fall below advisory criteria...did not want to 
split hairs as winds will pick up again as front moves through. With 
that increase in winds...waters impacted by Small Craft Advisory 
wind speeds will included coastal waters...northern inland 
waters...and the West Entrance. Thus all have their own advisories 
in place with start and end times staggered accordingly. Advisories 
for coastal waters may need to be extended into Sunday...but that is 
best left to future forecasts. 


A turn to northerly onshore flow is expected on Saturday. 
Northerly offshore flow is expected on Sunday. Northerlies could 
reach small craft strength in Puget Sound sound on Sunday PM. Haner/smr 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory from 11 am this morning to 5 PM PDT 
Saturday for coastal waters from Cape Flattery to James 
Island 10 to 60 nm-coastal waters from James Island to 
Point Grenville 10 to 60 nm-coastal waters from Point 
Grenville to Cape Shoalwater 10 to 60 nm. 


Small Craft Advisory from 11 am this morning to 5 am PDT 
Saturday for coastal waters from Cape Flattery to James 
Island out 10 nm-coastal waters from James Island to Point 
Grenville out 10 nm-coastal waters from Point Grenville to 
Cape Shoalwater out 10 nm-West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait 
of Juan Delaware fuca. 


Small Craft Advisory until 5 am PDT Saturday for central U.S. 
Waters Strait of Juan Delaware fuca-East Entrance U.S. Waters 
Strait of Juan Delaware fuca. 


Small Craft Advisory from 8 PM this evening to noon PDT Saturday 
for northern inland waters including the San Juan Islands. 


&& 


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