Oct 25, 2022 - News

Seattle, prepare for a parade of rain

A reflection of someone walking with an umbrella is shown on a surface with drops of rain beading up.

Expect rain for most of the week, a return to Seattle’s typical October weather. Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images.

Oh, hello, October!

🌧️ Driving the news: A parade of rainstorms will keep western Washington wet all week, save for a short break in the middle, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

The first in the series of frontal systems arrived Sunday night, bringing a half inch or so of rain to the Puget Sound lowlands, according to NWS meteorologist Dev McMillian.

  • Another .25 to . 50 inches — and some gusty winds, from the south — are expected with the front that arrives Tuesday, according to the weather service forecast.

🍂 Why it matters: "It's regular October weather," McMillian said, but still a "180-degree turn from hot and dry to active and rainy."

🌥️ After a short window of drier, but still mostly cloudy, weather on Wednesday and part of Thursday, we'll get hit by a series of smaller systems predicted to bring light but fairly constant rain through the weekend, McMillian said.

📚 🍵 The bottom line: Might as well make the most of our first fully wet weekend in a while and cozy in with books, games, hot drinks and warm blankets.

  • "Before too long, you know, people are going to be saying it's raining too much," McMillian said. "But I don’t think anyone's complaining right now."

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