SEATTLE — The Fourth of July may bring Seattle its first rain-free weekend in nearly two months.
The holiday forecast calls for highs in the mid to upper 70s on Saturday and Sunday with morning clouds and afternoon sun. There is the chance of some drizzle Saturday morning, according to KING 5 Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson.
Rain gauges at Sea-Tac Airport have measured precipitation on at least one weekend day since May 16 if you include the 0.11 inches of rain we got on Memorial Day. The last time Seattle had a rain-free weekend was May 9-10.
Weekend rain has been a trend this year in Seattle. So far, the city’s had 32 weekend days with rain, which is eight days more than normal. There have been 63 weekdays with rain, which is only three above normal, according to the National Weather Service.
Overall, it’s been a wetter-than-normal year in Seattle. As of Monday, Seattle recorded 23.42 inches of rain, which is 3.84 inches more than what we have typically received at the end of June.
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And we’re getting more of that rain on weekends in proportion to average accumulations. This year Seattle got 8.15 inches of rain on weekends, which is 149% greater than normal. Weekday rain (15.27 inches) is just 113% above average, according to the weather service.