The past week's rain pushed our monthly rainfall total above average. But get ready for an end-of-month respite.

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Thanks to a couple good days of rain last week, we’re ahead of the curve here in the Seattle area.

So far this month, we’ve gotten 4.79 inches of rain, more than an inch above the 3.48 inches we usually get in the whole month, said Dana Felton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Last week’s rain — and the beginning of what one Weather Service meteorologist called “The Big Dark” (also known as fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest) — pushed us over the average.

“That’s pretty impressive when you consider we had that long spell of dry weather,” he said, referencing the summer’s record-breaking number of days without measurable rain.

The rest of this week, however, is not expected to add much, if any, additional rain to the tally. All flood warnings and advisories were lifted early Monday morning, Felton said.

Monday and Tuesday could see clouds or fog in the morning, but both days will clear, bringing sunny skies and highs in the lower 60s.

There’s a chance of showers on Wednesday, but Thursday through Sunday look like they’ll be sunny with highs that could reach 65 degrees, Felton said.

“This week we’re getting a little break,” he said.