Updated Wednesday 4:05 p.m.
Three and a half weeks later, it finally rained in Seattle.
After being essentially left for dust, the area rain gauges finally sprung to life Tuesday with the city's first measurable rain in 23 days. Hope the gauges are good and awake now, because they're on the clock for a while.
Scattered showers will continue to roam around tonight amid mostly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 50s.
Thursday morning will begin relatively dry -- just a few isolated showers around Seattle, but a more organized system is heading our way (someone must have went back-to-school shopping and got a nifty 3-ring binder, or perhaps a Trapper Keeper? Do they still make those?). Steadier rains will arrive on the coast just before lunchtime, spreading into the I-5 corridor around the late afternoon or early evening.
This looks to be ushering in a several-hour period of steady light rains as opposed to passing showers, so you evening commuters will probably be frowning, but at least your lawn will be de-browning.
Steady rains hold overnight Thursday into Friday morning, then tapering to scattered showers again by Friday afternoon. Highs both days will only be in the mid-upper 60s.
Saturday will be a mix of showers and sunbreaks with highs close to 70, and then it looks like we'll eke out a dry Sunday and maybe even Labor Day Monday (some models have low risk of showers; others are dry). They won't be the sunniest days around, or the warmest, but morning clouds should give way to at least partly sunny skies each afternoon with highs in the low 70s.
Long range models are now suggesting more rain is in the offing for Tuesday and Wednesday with highs dropping back into the 60s. So, hope you had fun with your time off, rain gauges! Now, get back to work!
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Today's Record Temperatures