Rain, wind, thunder continues in Western Washington this week
Monday’s rain, hail, lightning, and even a funnel cloud kicked off the start of a rainy, windy, and thunderous week. Let’s face it — fall has arrived in Western Washington about a week early.
“In general, it’s more of a typical fall system coming in,” said Jeff Michalski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “This is a pretty wet front coming in … some periods of heavy rain will be possible (Tuesday).”
- The wettest period was in the morning, Michalski said, with an afternoon break. But showers will still continue after that.
- About a half of an inch of rain is expected to fall around the Puget Sound region between Tuesday and Wednesday.
- High of about 64 degrees.
- KIRO 7 TV Meteorologist Nick Allard says that the wind will be “breezy” for most areas around Puget Sound with 15-25 mph winds. Some areas such as Snohomish and Whatcom Counties could see heavier winds. The NWS expects winds to to be around 15-30 mph.
- Once the front moves through Western Washington Tuesday, there could be some thunderstorms Tuesday evening. Thunderstorms are also possible Wednesday. Michalski notes that the thunderstorms in the Seattle area will be few if any. Most thunder will be around the coastal areas and south of King County.
The National Weather Service reports that Western Washington has already had more than double the amount of rain considered “normal” for this point in September.
Western Washington windy weather
Random showers are expected between Thursday and Saturday. Allard says the Seahawks Sunday game — the last day of Summer — will be under heavy rain.
The fall weather this week comes after a rather wet weekend, with near record rainfall in some areas.
The record 1.75″ at Bellingham today was only 0.03″ less than the normal rain for all of September. Most locations are already above the normal rain for the entire month. This is only the 4th time in the last 40 years Seattle has surpassed the Sept. normal by the 15th. #wawx pic.twitter.com/oZnhz3Ert9
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) September 16, 2019