After a dry and mild start to the week, showers return to the Seattle area for midweek.
Another storm system moving from the Pacific into the Northwest will bring a return of showers through Thursday.
Any precipitation could worsen the landslide potential in the region, where the ground is heavily saturated from rains earlier in March. Some of those rains have been blamed for a deadly landslide at Oso, Wash., about 30 miles from Everett.
In addition, snow levels along the Cascade Range will remain below pass level as the storm moves in.
Cloudy skies and rain showers look to stay in the area throughout much of the week with a slight dip in temperatures late in the week and into the weekend.
Rounds of drenching showers and thunderstorms will heighten the risk of flash flooding across the northeastern United States through the final weekend of July.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms moving westward off the coast of Africa may pave the way for future tropical systems over the Atlantic Ocean in the weeks ahead.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the interior western United States into the upcoming weekend.
A budding tropical system threatens to bring flooding rain to the Philippines into this weekend with potential future impacts on China and Taiwan.
Summer calls for extra precautions when spending time outdoors, including taking proactive measures against mosquitos, ticks and other pests.
The destructive Sand and Soberanes Fires grew out of control this week in California, while severe storms caused travel problems in the Northeast.
Albuquerque, NM (1997)
A propane truck blew up after being struck by lightning. 3 people were injured.
Pittsburgh, PA (1999)
Stroudsburg, PA (2009)
A tornado downed trees and destroyed four large farm buildings and a single family house. Two injuries were reported.