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It’s called December.

After a soggy Sunday that produced more than triple the normal rainfall, Western Washington is getting only a slight break before the next storm – one that could produce power outages
overnight and snarl the Tuesday morning commute.

Winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 are expected shortly after midnight along the Washington coast and in areas north of Everett, enough to topple trees and branches onto power lines.

In the Seattle area, the winds are expected to hold off until later in the morning, with steady winds of 15 to 30 mph and gusts to 40 mph, along with rain, possible during the Tuesday morning commute hours.

A particularly noisy storm hit some Puget Sound areas between 2 and 6 a.m. Monday, as winds with gusts of about 30 miles per hours lashed rain into windows.  “It was impressive-sounding at least,” said Chris Burke of the Weather Service.  Sea-Tac recorded about a third of an inch of rain between midnight and 6 a.m.

A showers are likely to continue through the week.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had 0.77 inches of rain Sunday, compared to a normal amount for the date of 0.20.  The wettest Dec. 2 on record was in 1975, with 1.75 inches of rain.