Dry streak continues with the potential for rain by the end of the week

View of downtown Seattle from Kerry Park via Wikimedia Commons. 

SEATTLE — Seattle is defying its reputation as the rainiest city in the U.S. as it hits 48 consecutive days without measurable rain in one of the longest dry stretches the area has seen.

While some areas received a trace amount of rain Saturday, it was not a measurable amount as recorded at Sea-Tac Airport.

The record dry stretch goes to summer 2017 with 55 days without measurable rain.

The week will start off sunny with highs in the low to mid-80s along with some haze from wildfires.

Things will start to cool down Thursday with a push of onshore wind. Rain is forecasted to move into the area on Friday; models currently show it should be measurable, anywhere from .10-.25.