Rain, rain ... won’t go away before Sunday

Don’t expect to see much of the sun this week in the South Sound.

“There’s no mention of any kind of sun until Sunday,” National Weather Service meteorologist Johnny Burg said Monday.

Showers and possible thunderstorms, on the other hand, are forecast into the week.

Burg said he expected the Tacoma area to get one-half to 1 inch of rain between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

After that the region could see up to another 1 1/2 inches of rain by Sunday, though Burg cautioned that forecasts that far out are less accurate than the predictions for overnight precipitation.

High temperatures are expected to be in the low 60s this week, with lows dipping into the 40s, according to the forecast for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Winds wouldn’t be strong in the South Sound, Burg said.

Some gusts of 25 miles per hour were forecast, but speeds will largely be 10 mph or less during the next several days.

“Maybe a little bit gusty, but not high wind or anything like that,” he said. “It might blow some leaves down.”