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Dry Stretch Ends, Rain Returns By Mother’s Day

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(Photo by: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle/AP) — The blue skies and sun that have been shining down on the Seattle area for more than a week are ending just in time for Mother’s Day.

The National Weather Service says Saturday will probably be the last dry day. Meteorologists say this has been the second-driest start to May on record in Seattle. There have been 11 dry days, starting April 30. This dry spell follows the second-wettest April on record in Seattle.

A high temperature of 78 is forecast for Friday at Sea-Tac Airport, which would approach the record of 81 for the day set in 1987. A near-record high also was forecast Friday for Olympia. The expected high of 82 pushes the record of 85, also set in 1987.

The rain will come in late Saturday, but will not be a big producer. Temperatures in Western Washington will drop back to the more-normal 60s by next week.

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