A light drizzle in parts of the Puget Sound region ended the 35-day dry streak for some and brought elation to rain-loving residents.
Scattered light showers were seen throughout the region, including in Everett, Kirkland, Bellevue, Bremerton and Shelton, where almost an inch of precipitation was recorded.
“Shelton is winning,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Mary Butwin. “But they’re getting it in Bellevue, too, and they’re excited.”
As of 6 p.m., measurable rain had not been reported at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where the city’s weather is officially recorded, Butwin said. At the weather service’s Seattle office near the University of Washington, 0.06 of an inch was recorded.
Butwin said the marine layer that gives rise to the showers will slowly burn off throughout the day, but will return tomorrow for a possible repeat performance.
By Thursday, though, blue skies and warmer temperatures will be back, she said.
“It’s still warm and dry in other areas of the state, especially in Eastern Washington, so fire danger remains high as a whole,” said meteorologist Jeff Michalski on Tuesday evening.
Staff reporter Elise Takahama contributed to this report.