“After logging a record number of hot days this year, Western Washington is facing some wetter, cooler weather.
It’s been an exceptionally warm, dry summer, as evidenced by a record set Wednesday [August 26] for the highest number of days with temperatures above 80 degrees in a year. The record now stands at 48 days.
That’s about to change.
On Friday, a storm system is expected to move in and bring 1 to 2½ inches of rain through the weekend. The forecast for early next week shows more of the same,” quoting Stacia Glenn, Tacoma News Tribune.