Seattle has seen an unusually dry summer, and what felt like the start of fall weather has left many wondering when we might see some real rain.
Well, it seems it’s finally time to grab your raincoat.
Seattle has received only 0.13 of an inch of rain in the past three months, according to the National Weather Service. But we could soon see 10 times that amount in a 48-hour stretch.
The area can expect 1.5 inches of rain — if not 2 inches — toward the end of this week, National Weather Service meteorologist Samantha Borth said Tuesday morning. There is a chance for isolated thunderstorms throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, she said.
“It’s kind of our real first fall,” she said.
The Seattle area — known for our rain — is 2 inches below normal this year, said NWS meteorologist Justin Pullin. Most of this week’s fillup will likely arrive Friday and Saturday, Pullin said.
The first showers are expected late Thursday night or Friday morning, Pullin said.
Temperatures should be in the 60s this week and through the weekend.