SEATTLE (CBS Seattle/AP) — Remember that thing called rain? Well, it’s coming back to the Puget Sound region.

The National Weather Service says the longstanding dry spell that has pleased many Washington residents is ending as the pattern changes this weekend to rain, showers and gusty winds.

Forecasters say the first of a series of Pacific systems will move through the state Friday night, and another system on Sunday brings the potential for heavy rain on the coast and mountains. Another system on Monday could bring winds to Western Washington.

In Eastern Washington, forecasters sat the best chance for rain is Sunday and Monday with cool, showery weather continuing into next week.

Temperatures for the weekend are poised to be in the neighborhood of 60 degrees in Western Washington and around 70 in Eastern Washington with lows in the 40s.


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