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We got more rain in three hours than we did in 2 1/2 months. And more is coming

Rain is retaking the forecast after a particularly warm and dry summer.

In just three hours Sunday, the Tacoma-Seattle area received more than five times as much rain (1/10 of an inch) as it did in July, August and the first half of September.

The 24-hour rainfall total at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ended up being 0.12 inches. The award for most rain went to Forks, with 1.12 inches.

And that’s just the beginning.

Forecasters said showers will continue through at least Tuesday, with possible thunderstorms rolling through Monday.

The chance of showers tapers off Wednesday.

Temperatures will stay around 60 for the week, according to the National Weather Service.

A light dusting of snow fell in the mountains Monday, starting the countdown to winter at places like Crystal Mountain Resort, Stevens Pass and Mount Rainier National Park.

Up to 4 inches of snow is possible at Paradise on Monday, with another 5 to 9 inches expected Tuesday, the Weather Service said.

Friday ushers in the first day of fall.

“It looks like it’s going to be a cool and pleasant first weekend of fall,” Dustin Guy, a NWS meteorologist, told The Seattle Times.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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