Trick-or-treaters sure to be showered with candy Friday have only a chance of being showered with rain that night in the South Sound.
The remnants of what was Hurricane Ana brought rain and wind to the region during the weekend after its tour of Hawaii.
By the start of the week, the storm had tapered off, leaving the Puget Sound showery but no where near any records for rainfall, National Weather Service meteorologist Johnny Burg said Tuesday.
He forecast Wednesday (Oct. 29) to be less rainy still, with just a chance of showers. A new weather system was expected to bring wind and heavier rain Wednesday night into Thursday, he said.
That precipitation could die off in time for ghouls and goblins in search of sweets Friday evening, which is expected to see a low of 50 degrees in the South Sound.
“Friday night might be a little bit drier, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers,” Burg said.
The region isn’t close to record-breaking rainfall for the month.
Sea-Tac Airport measured 5.02 inches for the month as of Tuesday, compared with a month-to-date record of 8.96 inches set in 2003.
The region fell far short of its daily record for Tuesday, as well, registering 0.46 inches against a high of 1.53 inches set in 1982.
Burg said that after a quick glance it didn’t look like this October will make the top 10 wettest on record unless the region got more than another 1.25 inches of rainfall before Saturday.