SEATTLE — Rain has finally returned to Western Washington — and in record fashion. Tuesday brought a burst of rain, thunderstorms, and even hail to parts of Puget Sound.

But Tuesday's deluge will give way to scattered showers early Wednesday. A bigger batch of rain returns later in the day, with steady rainfall back in the mix by Wednesday evening.

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The duo behind Washington Weather Chasers talked to KING 5 during Tuesday's squall. "These funnel and wall clouds are a little bit more common than I think most people realize," Michael Snyder said.

Snyder and Benjamin Jurkovich chase all types of weather around Puget Sound. "I just want to get out and see the power of Mother Nature.”

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Flood warnings are in effect for the Satsop River, Skokomish River, and the South Fork of the Nooksack River.


Sea-Tac broke its record rainfall for Nov. 26, with 1.42 inches of rain by midnight last night. The old record was 1.34 set in 2009.

Forks more than doubled the existing rain record on Monday, with more than 4 inches falling. Quillayute also had record rainfall with 2.83 inches Monday. The old record was 1.81 inches in 1983.

The National Weather Service reports that a stretch of five hours Tuesday collected more rain in Seattle than May through August combined.

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November is known for bringing Washington the most rainfall of any other month, but we haven't seen that yet. This week's deluge is helping us climb closer to the average November rainfall, which is 6.57 inches per month.

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