Don’t rush for the sunblock, but better weather is on the way.
The National Weather Service said Friday that the chance of rain will drop to 40 percent today and 30 percent on Sunday.
Monday is supposed to be dry and – get this – sunny.
That’s a big relief from this week’s deluge, which started Monday when rainfall at Sea-Tac Airport broke a 50-year record with 2.13 inches and kept up for most of the week.
Hard to believe, but the Weather Service said it’s looking as if the month of November will end as a not particularly wet one.
In most parts of the Puget Sound area, rainfall has not yet topped 6 inches for the month. The average for November – almost always our wettest month – is 6.68 inches.
The state Department of Transportation predicted snow and rain on Interstate 90 across the Cascades this weekend, but no driving restrictions eastbound or westbound.
White Pass was expected to stay bare and wet, with no restrictions.
The North Cascades Highway is closed for the season, after nearly 2 feet of snow and several snow slides stopped traffic last week.
Another trouble spot was a mudslide that canceled Sounder commuter train service Friday afternoon between Seattle and Everett. Transit officials expected regular Sounder service to resume Monday, as long as there were no more mudslides over the weekend.
Commuter and passenger service had been canceled for most of the week because of more than 10 slides affecting BNSF Railway track north of Seattle.Rob Carson: 253-597-8693 firstname.lastname@example.org The Associated Press contributed to this report.