It won’t be a lot, but the first precipitation of the season is something to celebrate after the driest summer on record when Seattle saw only .5 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service Seattle.

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If you were looking at radar, according to meteorologist Carly Kovacik, it would appear the Puget Sound was in for some real rain. And along the coast, it’s coming down now, she said.

But that weather system will break up as it crosses the Olympics and by the time it reaches Puget Sound will be light and scattered showers, she said. Seattle is forecast to get about .10 inches.

Even a light rain, along with the onshore flow of marine air, will do much to clear the smoke from the air and dampen fire danger, she said.

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“It’s not going to end fire season,” she said. “It’s not a lot and the Cascades won’t get much, but it’s better than nothing.”