After several locations across the Northwest ended the weekend on a soggy note from a strong storm system, more unsettled weather is on the way for the first half of the week.
This weekend's storm delivered some pretty hefty rainfall amounts as it moved through western Washington on Saturday afternoon and out of the Northwest on Sunday night.
A general 0.50-1.00 inches of rain fell across coastal locations of Washington and Oregon from late on Saturday into Sunday with many areas in the Cascades picking up over an inch of rain.
The Olympic Mountains of Washington received the most rainfall this weekend, with up to 7 inches. Some locations in the northern Cascades had as much as 6 inches of rain.
On Sunday, Quillayute, Wash., picked up 2.62 inches of rain which broke the record of 2.02 inches set in 2006.
After respite from the rain this morning across the Northwest, a faster and more vigorous frontal system will bring another round of significant rain this afternoon and lasting into tonight.
Rain and wind will increase across the Pacific Northwest this afternoon as the powerful Pacific storm approaches the region.
Another 2-4 inches of rain will be likely in the Olympics and Cascades with another general 1-2 inches falling in many of the valleys.
Periods of moderate to heavy rain will be possible which will lead to areas of standing water and slick roadways. Travelers can anticipate slow travel on the interstates. The rain will likely lead to some delays at airports across the region.
Sustained winds over the coastal locations of Washington and Oregon will be between 20-30 mph through Tuesday with gusts as high as 50 mph.
The adverse weather will then spread across the rest of the Northwest and northern Rockies on Monday night into Tuesday. A healthy, widespread dosing of rain will fall across these locations as well.
As the storm system passes through central and eastern Washington and Oregon on Tuesday, it will bring widespread gusty winds to the Columbia Basin, the Yakima Valley and the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Sustained winds of 30-40 mph with gusts greater than 50 mph will be common. Winds of this magnitude could cause damage to power lines, trees and loose outdoor lawn furniture. High profile vehicles will also be impacted and operators should use caution, especially when crossing through the passes.
Dry weather is expected on Wednesday as high pressure builds across the Northwest. Some more unsettled weather may arrive to portions of northwestern Washington on Thursday.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States into midweek.
Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.
New York/MA (1819)
Two simultaneous cloudbursts, 45 miles apart; A bucket survey claimed 15" of rain fell at Catskill, NY. Highways were completely washed out. One washout started west of the old Albany Post Road and spread eastward across the road until it was 190 feet wide and 80 feet deep in a distance of 160 paces. At Westfield Valley, "suddenly the windows of heaven seemed to have been opened and the rain fell in such torrents that in less than 5 hours, Westfield River rose at least 20 feet above its usual height at low water. The river overflowed its banks with great rapidity and violence, sweeping away every bridge, fence and building which opposed its current."
Pittsburgh, PA (1872)
Cloudburst of 30 minutes followed by a flash flood. Over 133 people drowned on the north side of Butcher Run and Wood's Run.
New Jersey (1892)
Spectacular "double" waterspouts off Barneget Light at heights of 500-600 feet.