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Published on May 28, 2024
Rainy Outlook for Seattle, Week of Showers and Chilly Temps, Says National Weather ServiceSource: Unsplash / Osman Rana

Seattle residents should brace themselves for a dreary week ahead, with rain on the forecast and chilly temperatures that struggle to break into the 60s. According to the National Weather Service in Seattle, a 20 percent chance of rain overnight leads to a wet Tuesday, with rain expected to hit mainly after 10 a.m. and highs struggling to reach 59°F.

The dreariness is set to persist into the evening with a 90 percent chance of getting caught in the rain if venturing out. The light south-southeast wind expected to pick up slightly to 5 to 9 mph in the morning offers little respite from the damp conditions. Tuesday night's forecast isn't faring much better, with a 50 percent chance of rain before 8 p.m., and showers possibly continuing into the night.

Midweek, the city can expect showers with possible thunderstorms erupting after 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The chance of precipitation remains high at 80 percent, with the NWS predicting new rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, though this could increase in areas affected by thunderstorms. These unsettled conditions are anticipated to clear somewhat by Wednesday night, with a reduced 20 percent chance of showers before 11 p.m.

Thursday offers a brief window of respite, possibly entering into "partly sunny" territory with a high near 62, before nightfall brings back the clouds. Residents can hope to enjoy a mostly sunny Friday, aiming for a high near 65, though this is followed by more cloud cover and the potential for rain across the weekend. As the week draws to a close, the NWS forecasts rain to be likely both Sunday night and into Monday, with highs hovering around the mid-60s.