The dry weather of January is in the past as rounds of rain aim for Seattle.
A shift in the weather pattern will bring more storms across the Pacific Northwest in the coming week.
More storms will bring a chance of rain through the end of the week but the heaviest rain arrived Wednesday.
Throughout the week, temperatures will also slowly be on the rise. After struggling to reach 50 early on in the week, temperatures will solidly be in the low to middle 50s by week's end.
Overnight low temperatures will dip down into the lower 40s, upper 30s by the end of the workweek.
With winds occasionally gusting up to 20 mph most days, however, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures could be as much as 10 degrees lower than actual temperatures.
The rounds of rain will help to make a small dent in the drought-stricken locations, especially along the Pacific Coast. Rain remains in the forecast for the most part going into next week.
Storms that brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall to the Upper Midwest on Tuesday will shift eastward to the Ohio Valley into Wednesday evening.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms will expand northwestward over the balance of the week, reaching parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
While the heat wave and high humidity will recede in the Northeast to finish out the week, 90-degree F air may linger in many areas into August.
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Mt. Washington, NH (1989)
34 degrees with a 45-mph wind gust (minus 6 degrees wind chill temperature).
Otterbein, IN (1990)
A total of 2" of rain in 40 minutes (10 miles west of Lafayette).
Southern CA (1991)
Torrid heat: 120 at Borrego Springs; 119 at Death Valley and Palm Springs.