Much-needed rain around Thursday and Friday

Amounts will be light for most

High clouds are moving in on cue Wednesday afternoon ahead of a weather system of modest strength that will bring a cooler day Thursday and Friday too, with a chance of rain.

Expect a lot more cloud cover on Thursday and most of Friday. While we’ll see a few showers around tonight and into tomorrow morning, don’t expect much. The better chance of rain for the coast will be in the early afternoon hours tomorrow and for the interior of Western Washington in the late afternoon and evening hours. Some lucky folks will pick up a tenth of an inch of much-needed rain but most of us will settle for scraps --- a few hundredths at best. Some locations will not have measurable rain at all.

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The cooler fresh air off the Pacific will keep highs in the 60s to near 70 tomorrow. East of the Cascades, we’ll see dry winds pick up in Central Washington but hopefully no significant fire spread. There aren’t any warnings for fire danger out, however.

Clouds will decrease on Saturday and we’ll have more 70s for highs. Sunday should be sunny and warmer with more 70s before onshore flow strengthens and we have more clouds and below-average temperatures early next week with highs in the 60s to near 70.

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