Forecast: Yesterday was bad, but could today be worse?

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SEATTLE -- Unseasonably wet August weather continues today. Yesterday set a record for rain at the NOAA headquarters in Seattle near Magnuson Park with 0.32″ of rain.

The previous record was 0.17″ set back in 1995. SeaTac was just 0.06″ short of the 0.56″ record.

TODAY we’re seeing moderate to light rain across much of the Puget Sound in the morning. The rain will taper off into more widely scattered showers this afternoon with a chance for isolated t-storms, mostly in the mountains.

High temperatures in the low 70s, which is much cooler than the normal of 77 for this part of the summer season. THURSDAY a few showers look likely before we dry out for the weekend.

BLUE FRIDAY has some morning clouds, but some clearing in the afternoon. High temps in the mid 70s, with a kickoff temperature of 74. THE WEEKEND looks like summer makes a comeback with lots of sunshine and high temps 85-90.

With the chance of t-storms again in the forecast, it’s a good time to remind everyone about the National Weather Service’s campaign to encouraging a new way to handle thunderstorms with the phrase “when thunder roars, go indoors”.

They say if you are close enough to hear the thunder, you can be struck by lightning. Lightning is a killer, more than 700 people every year in the U.S. die from being struck by lightning. Washington State ranks 41st in lightning fatalities, with 4 people being killed last year in the state according to National Lightning Safety Institute data.

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