Updated Wednesday 5:53 p.m.
I just took a look at the rainfall totals for the month of March so far. If you think it's been a deluge of rain you are not far off. As of today we have 5.54 inches in the rain gauge. The normal to this point is 2.58 inches. So we are in the neighborhood of twice what we would normally get. Aside from the impact on our psyche there is an increased concern about landslides. In fact, the National Weather Service has already issued a special statement on the danger of slides over the next several days.
Having said that, your Thursday is going to start with a bit of a break, featuring partly sunny skies. It will also be a cool start to the day, somewhere around the low 40s. Steady rain is hovering offshore and will be back Thursday night and a portion of Friday. For the weekend, showers will continue. In fact, most of next week will feature even more showers.
Now the positive the positive is that the high temperatures will stay well into the 50s and we will get some occasional breaks. There is no respite that I can see, therefore no meaningful change for at least the next 10 days. It will be interesting to see what the rain totals will be by then! No doubt it will be in record territory.
Have a great night and stay dry!
KOMO Forecast Team
Today's Record Temperatures