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December 24, 2010 at 4:38 PM

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Gonna rain Christmas Day in Seattle... duh

Posted by Seattle Times staff

The good news is that it won’t rain particularly hard in Seattle on Christmas Day.

But rain it will on Christmas and Sunday.

“It’s December gloom,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis D’Amico. “Periods of rain” pretty much sums it up for the last couple of days and the next couple of days.”

At least the mountains will see a white Christmas, as temperatures cool Saturday evening and the snow level drops to about 2,500 feet.

“That’s good news for those skiers,” D’Amico said.

Mount Baker ski area picked up 16 inches Thursday, although the snow was mixed with rain at lower elevations.

Precipitation has been heavier on the Olympic Peninsula. A flood advisory is in effect for the Skokomish River. Conditions will become breezier on Sunday.Monday will be showery.

Next week might hold a bit more excitement. Some – but not all – of the forecast models show cooler temperatures and a possibility of low-elevation snow by Wednesday.

“It’s a little too early to get excited,” D’Amico said. “We’re just keeping an eye on it.”

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