The forecasts were based on an expected El Nino event to develop this winter, along with warmer-than-normal water temperatures in the northern Pacific Ocean.
Updated: 7:15 p.m.
Skies are clearing tonight and the rain is slowly on its way out. The only showers showing up on the radar are up in the Cascades.
For the next several days we should be able to hold off on the rainfall. Your Wednesday is going to start on a mostly cloudy note and there will be some areas of fog as well.
Temperatures will be in the upper 40s to low 50s as the day gets underway. So you might consider a light jacket as your head out the door. Thursday and Friday also look dry with some low clouds and high temperatures getting into the upper 60s.
On Saturday the computer models show a weak system heading into British Columbia. Some of that could drift down into Western Washington, but it doesn't appear to be enough for anyone to change their plans, at this point.
Both Saturday and Sunday will have high temperatures close to the 70° mark.
Rain does return in the first part of next week but even that doesn't look all that threatening.
One major indication that autumn is settling in, is the freezing level in the Cascades, which will be as low as 6,000 feet for the next 24 hours.
Eastern Washington looks partly sunny with high temperatures in the 60s. The warmest spots will be Wenatchee and Walla Walla, both of which should be around 70° for their Wednesday highs.
So clearly, fall is becoming entrenched. But so far anything that's looking stormy is nowhere in the neighborhood.
Have a great night