New rainfall records possible as atmospheric river sets up over Washington

An unusual spring weather setup will deliver areas of heavy rain to parts of western Washington through the weekend.

SEATTLE — June is historically one of the drier and sunnier months for western Washington, but a rare storm system for this time of year is expected to bring areas of heavy rain to the region late this week into the weekend.

A moderately strong atmospheric river is forecasted through the weekend, pumping a feed of subtropical moisture into the Pacific Northwest. This setup is more typical of what our area would expect in fall, not in late spring.


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