Tim Parrish and his girlfriend, Gloria Mercado of Tacoma, shield their ears from the thunder and lightning striking nearby during a rain shower while waiting for the downtown Tacoma Library to open Wednesday. The couple were taking shelter under a big evergreen near the entrance.
Tim Parrish and his girlfriend, Gloria Mercado of Tacoma, shield their ears from the thunder and lightning striking nearby during a rain shower while waiting for the downtown Tacoma Library to open Wednesday. The couple were taking shelter under a big evergreen near the entrance. Lui Kit Wong Staff photographer
Tim Parrish and his girlfriend, Gloria Mercado of Tacoma, shield their ears from the thunder and lightning striking nearby during a rain shower while waiting for the downtown Tacoma Library to open Wednesday. The couple were taking shelter under a big evergreen near the entrance. Lui Kit Wong Staff photographer

Thunderstorms bring rain, flooding advisories to Western Washington

August 14, 2015 12:56 PM

UPDATED August 15, 2015 12:39 AM

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