SEATTLE — Fall weather has officially arrived. Heavy rain at times and wind up to 30 miles per hour are expected in the Puget Sound region on Tuesday.
The lowlands are expected to receive between 0.5 and 1 inch of rain, and the coast and the mountains could see between 1 and 3 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. That includes up to a half an inch of rain around Seattle through Wednesday morning.
Isolated thunderstorms are also possible Tuesday afternoon and evening on the coast, in the Olympics, and south of King County.
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Local wind is expected south to southeast between 15 and 30 mph.
A gale warning is in place until Tuesday at 5 p.m. for the Washington coast with southerly winds from 30 to 40 knots. The Northern Inland waters, including the San Juan Islands, could see southerly winds from 25 to 35 knots.
With several thunderstorms and rain events, it’s already been a pretty wet September. The Seattle area is already at double the amount of precipitation that is normal for this point in the month, according to the weather service.
By Wednesday we'll have a few morning showers as the storm exits east. We'll have a break from the rain Thursday but plan on showers Friday.