The Northwest has enjoyed a soggy November, and that pattern is not expected to let up anytime soon. According to Meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Services, the area is under a very active weather pattern right now, brining not only rain and snow showers, but windy conditions as well.

Are all of these showers, and this active weather due to La Niña? Lohmann says partly.

“The storm track has been pushed to a little bit more favorable position for our region to get the snow and the rain.  Now we haven’t quite seen those cooler temperatures but that’s more for in the beginning of January/February time frame where those colder temperatures are more seen in the La Niña pattern.”

Lohmann added La Niña expected to continue through the winter months.

In the immediate future, she said the atmosphere will die down Thursday into the weekend, but another round of systems roll in Sunday and Monday, bringing a return of the showers and wind. She noted looking through the holiday week, she expects a new system to hit the Northwest every 36-48 hours.

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