Updated Thursday 4:35 p.m.
No thoughts about a dry streak now, eh?
Seattle has a chance to set the daily rainfall record on back-to-back days as moderate-to-heavy rain squalls come through this evening. We'll continue to see showers overnight -- although perhaps not quite this frequent -- with lows in the mid 40s.
We'll keep showers around Friday but again, they won't be quite as frequent -- with maybe even some sunbreaks in between. Temperatures will cool a bit to the low-mid 50s for highs.
Then this weekend, what say we do this whole rain and wind thing again? Another potent front will sweep through, with rain beginning on Saturday morning and staying generally rainy through the day and night. We'll also see gusty winds again, but at this point, they look about a notch lower than Wednesday's mayhem. Still perhaps strong enough for some scattered power outages. Highs will reach the upper 50s.
This second round of heavy rains is coming on the heels of the current rain and now that the rivers are running a lot higher, minor-to-moderate river flooding is more of a possibility with this storm. Flood Watches are now in effect for all rivers in Western Washington although as of right now, the forecast models are leaning toward rivers in Central and Southern Cascades having the greatest risk of flooding.
Steady rains hold into Sunday morning then gradually decrease through the day with highs in the 50s. Yep, a soggy weekend.
But it's not such a soggy week after. Showers will end Sunday night, leaving us with a rather pleasant Monday to wring out. Expect some areas of fog with the wet ground and clearing skies but we should break out to sunshine eventually with highs near 60! Yes! 60 degrees now gets an exclamation point! Three weeks ago we shivered at the thought!
Need more sun? Can do. We've got another sunny day after patchy fog on Tuesday with highs again in the low 60s.
We might see a few showers on Wednesday but overall, next week looks pretty tranquil, especially compared to this week. A nice little break as we near November and what we usually call the "Super Bowl" of weather around here!
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Today's Record Temperatures