A complicated pattern of weather systems swirling off the coast will have Western Washington stuck in a well-known fall refrain through the weekend and much of next week.

Rain, then showers, then rinse and repeat.

The winds weren’t as significant as expected Thursday afternoon in the Seattle area, but packed a bigger punch along the coast, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

In Seattle, there were wind gusts between 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon, which will last until around 8 p.m., according to meteorologist Steve Reedy.

Those winds could knock down some branches and bring limited power outages, but they won’t form a “major windstorm by any stretch,” meteorologist Matthew Cullen said.


“Every 18 to 24 hours we’re going to have another organized line of steady rain, then showers in between, and then the next round of rain comes in,” he said.


So basically, he said, it’s November.

A coastal flood advisory was issued for between 3 and 6 p.m. on Thursday afternoon and gale warning was issued for Puget Sound and Hood Canal until 9 p.m.

Winds on the waters could fall between 25 and 35 knots (one knot is 1.15 mph), spurring waves expected to reach between four and six feet.

The weekend is expected to see light precipitation lasting throughout the day with a chance for pockets of moderate rain Friday evening. The high will fall around 49 degrees and the lows will fall around 41.