Rains that produced slick streets and highways around the Puget Sound area Sunday, contributing to numerous spin-outs and collisions, are expected to take a break for the Monday morning commute, but pick up again by afternoon.
More than a half-inch of rain fell at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport between 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, as the peak of the storm passed through, said Doug McDonnal of the Weather Service.
Heaviest rainfall for the weekend was in the mountains, with about 7 inches falling in the Olympics, and 6 inches in the North Cascades, between midday Saturday to Sunday evening.
A new storm system, McDonnal said, is expected to bring rain and wind to the Puget Sound area by the time of the Monday evening commute.
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Forecasts call for showers Tuesday, followed by partly sunny conditions Wednesday and Thursday before another round of showers arrives for the weekend.