SEATTLE (AP) — Christmas could be the turning point in Washington’s weather as a dry stretch gives way to more rain in the lowlands and valleys and snow in the mountains.

Meteorologist Dana Felton in the National Weather Service office in Seattle says rain is likely on Sunday to be followed by a couple more systems next week in a transition back to the typical wet pattern for this time of year.

For a white Christmas people will have to head to the mountains or the east slopes of the Cascades.

December has been dry — only .25 inches of rain recorded at Sea-Tac Airport. The record dry December at the airport was 1.37 inches in 1978.

For the calendar year, precipitation at Sea-Tac is at 34.41. Normal is 35.83.

— Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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