With heavy showers, lightning strikes and hail hitting parts of the Puget Sound region Thursday afternoon, Seahawks fans may be wondering what it means for the game.

The National Weather Service in Seattle is forecasting only a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms in the area, said meteorologist Logan Johnson. But asked if it might interrupt the Seahawks game against the Los Angeles Rams, which kicks off at 5:20 p.m., Johnson said, “We’ll have to see how things go over the next several hours.”

Rain reached parts of the Seattle area around 3 p.m., and showers are likely to continue on and off throughout the evening, with the possibility of brief downpours and small hail, according to the weather service. Lightning strikes were seen as close as Federal Way, but there’s still a low chance of thunderstorms in Seattle.

“We’re just expecting a few strikes and a rumble of thunder across the region this afternoon,” Johnson said.

Seattle sports fans may be thinking back to the UW-Cal game on Sept. 7, when lightning strikes stopped play for about 2½ hours. But the weather services says tonight will likely see more typical fall weather: rain and some wind.

The blustery weather is expected to continue through Friday and possibly into Saturday morning, meteorologist Dana Felton said, but Saturday afternoon and Sunday look dry.

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