A month’s worth of rain all in one night

The amount of rain that fell overnight Tuesday was more than the region usually sees in all of August, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.

The reporting station at Sea-Tac Airport recorded 1.33 inches of ran fell since 9:53 p.m. Tuesday. The monthly average for August is 0.88 inches.

“This is a lot of rain for summer,” said Josh Smith, a meteorologist with the Weather Service. “1.33 overnight is quite a lot.”

The rain also broke a record set in 1982, when 0.33 inches fell at Sea-Tac after 1 a.m., when the Weather Service resets its record-keeping each day. On Wednesday, 0.85 inches of rain fell at the airport after 1 a.m.

Smith said a chance of showers will linger through Thursday but then it will dry out. Temperatures will climb back into the high 70s and low 80s for the weekend.