The most significant rain in months will reach Seattle beginning on Friday.
The storm moving in will be the first in a series of storms with rain and high country snow.
Initially, the pattern may seem like a dud, but as it gets going, it will turn progressively more soggy with time.
A general 0.25 to 0.75 of an inch of rain is forecast to fall through Saturday, with locally higher amounts on the Olympic Peninsula, north of the Seattle-Tacoma metro area and on the west slopes of the Cascades.
Additional storms with rain will follow Saturday night into early next week.
There is the potential for local amounts of 2.00 inches or more in the Seattle-Tacoma area over the five-day period concluding next Tuesday.
Snow levels will remain well above the passes during the series of storms. However, hikers could get caught off guard in blinding snow and gusty winds with the events beginning the second half of the weekend into early next week. This is when the strongest storms and heaviest precipitation is likely to occur.
For Seattle, the event(s) Friday into Saturday will be the most significant rainfall since at least the middle of July. The entire event may rival some of the lingering storms from the spring.
While the Cascades will filter out a great deal of the moisture upon moving eastward, some showers are forecast to reach the Spokane, Wash., and The Dalles, Ore., areas as well.
An intense band of heavy rainfall will continue across South Carolina and far southeastern North Carolina into Monday, worsening the already historic flooding that is underway.
Lives and property will continue to be threatened in and around South Carolina through Monday as additional torrential rain pours down, further worsening already major to catastrophic flooding.
Conditions are worsening across Bermuda ahead of Hurricane Joaquin passing dangerously close to the island nation to end the weekend.
According to the BBC, the Brague River overflowed its banks, sending water into nearby towns and cities, including Cannes.
Tropical cyclones presented trouble around the world this week, while heavy snow fell in parts of Alaska.
An invasion of summerlike heat will be felt across parts of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales early this week.
Philadelphia, PA (1777)
Battle of Germantown: "It had been misty at sunrise. The mist thickened into fog; the fog grew more dense." Great confusion ensued, American troops fired on each other and the battle was lost.
NE Maine & Bay of Fundy (1869)
"Saxby's Gale & Great New England Rainstorm & Flood -- Storm predicted a year previously great wind/tide damage in ME and New Brunswick high floods all New England 12.35" at Canton, CT.
Denver, CO (1969)
9.6 inches of snow fell. October of 1969 would end up being the coldest and snowiest of record for Denver with 31.2 inches of snow for the entire month.