After a 13-day stretch of rain that broke Seattle’s record for greatest number of consecutive rainy days in April and brought our rain levels above normal for the month, the region will have a short break before another weather system creeps in Thursday.

Spotty showers with sun breaks are expected Wednesday, according to the weather service.

“There could be a little sun,” National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Schneider said Tuesday, “but it’s not going to get up to 79 like it did in March.”

More rain is likely Thursday and will continue Friday. That’s good, Schneider said, because after unusually dry months in January and March, the region’s overall water tally remains slightly below normal.

The 2.76 inches that have been recorded so far this month at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport help close the gap in overall rainfall for the year, he said, but we could use more.

Normal rainfall for the first half of April is about 1.5 inches, he said.

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While there is a slight chance of showers Saturday, the weekend is forecast to be partly sunny, according to the weather service.