Forecasters expect a series of strong storms will bring wet and windy weather to Washington through Thanksgiving Day with heavy mountain snow and a chance of flooding on some rivers.
Get out the rain gear, the wet stuff is coming back to Seattle.
The seemingly counterintuitive weather is not necessarily unusual for this time of year, but it’s striking when compared with the usual opinions about the regions — overcast and rainy in the Northwest and sunny skies in the Southwest. But late summer is typically the sunniest, driest part of the year in Washington and Oregon, while the Southwest monsoon season stretches into September.
Forecasters say the warm, dry weather continues in Washington, at least a couple more days.
Not too many people are complaining in typically soggy Seattle, but the city is on a surprising run of dry weather. The last rain at the airport was .04 inches on July 22, and Labor Day weekend in Seattle is looking just fine.
Washington state will begin requiring municipalities to use “rain gardens” and pervious pavement in new urban developments to combat rainwater pollution to the state’s rivers and lakes and to the Puget Sound, officials announced Wednesday.
Windy, wet weather has caused a large tree to crash into an apartment building in Kirkland, damaging several units.
The National Weather Service says the Memorial Day weekend is beginning sunny in Western Washington and windy in Eastern Washington.
Forecasters say the cold front will deliver a significant amount of rain Monday in Western Washington, and it could stick around most of the week.
The National Weather Service reports .73 of an inch at Sea-Tac Airport broke the record of .59 set in 1948.