Updated Tuesday 4:20 p.m.
There's no place like home.... There's no place like home...
The Emerald City seemed somewhat back to normal today, with the gray skies and occasional rain that brought a slight hint of fall to the air... and a grind to the area roadways as we acclimate to driving on wet roadways again.
It's the appetizer to our first real fall storm of the season, which will move in overnight. Expect steady rains to increase through the night, peaking in the pre-dawn Wednesday morning hours, but lingering through the commute and perhaps into mid-morning. It won't be particularly windy -- the main low center is offshore and expected to stay there, but if you're one of those people who like rainfall noises to sleep through, perhaps crack a window. Lows will be in the low 50s.
A rainy Wednesday morning will give way to a showery afternoon with highs in the upper 60s.
For Thursday and Friday, we'll call it a mix of showers and sunbreaks as the low sort of hangs around offshore, keeping a moist onshore flow and toss occasional light showers our way. There is a slight risk of a heavier shower and perhaps a rumble of thunder Thursday as the atmosphere destabilizes a bit, but nothing like the shows we had in August. Highs both days will be in the upper 60s to low 70s.
We're still clinging to a dry weekend, although still some clouds rolling around to keep it partly to mostly cloudy. Still quite pleasant and perhaps a nice change from the 80s we've had the last few weekends with highs near 70 instead.
Long range models suggest more showers for early next week.
Yes indeed, Seattle weather is back. And I think for many, we've missed it.
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