Updated Monday 4:00 p.m.
"Dear Seattle resident: Your order for autumn rainfall that has been on backorder has finally been shipped and delivered. Sincerely: Mother Nature Meteorology Delivery Department."
It's pretty amazing to think that we have nearly made up our entire water-year rainfall deficit, which measures from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. We were several inches behind at the start of February but now stand just 2.50 inches behind. March itself is at nearly 6" of rain with 2/3 the month still go to.
But how about a chance to wring out? Some sunny and warm weather is coming once we get past these straggling showers.
Some of those showers around this evening could contain small hail and/or lightning but they'll dissipate overnight with clearing skies and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Tuesday will begin with some patchy fog but then partly sunny skies with highs warming into the mid-upper 50s.
By Wednesday, it'll feel like spring has sprung, even though winter will still have a week left on the throne. We're expecting partly to mostly sunny skies with highs around 60.
A weak system will push a bit more marine air Thursday so expect a cloudier and cooler day -- still dry though -- with highs in the low-mid 50s.
Our next bout of rain comes in on Friday as a front sweeps though for another round of steady rain.
Cross your fingers -- we might eke by the weekend dry although rain won't be too far away -- hanging out as a weak cold front offshore. Saturday has a pretty decent chance of dry while Sunday is dry for now but a little iffy as to whether that will hold. It'll be cloudier if nothing else. Highs both days will be in the mid 50s.
It does look like that front will swing through Sunday night and/or Monday for some additional showers but the pace of rain events seems to finally be slowing to where a few days of dry time are starting to become more common between our showers, and next week's forecast is holding true to that with perhaps a break until late next week for more rain.
Thus so far, sun fans' order for some inaugural spring time sunshine doesn't look like it'll suffer the same fate as its rainy counterparts! :)
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