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.
The risk of flooding downpours and gusty thunderstorms will spread toward southern Florida as a tropical disturbance spreads northwestward from Cuba.
Following a tropical threat for the United States Gulf coast next week, an uptick in tropical systems will continue for the next six to eight weeks.
After showers threaten to spoil outdoor plans over the weekend, Monday will feature great weather for the bank holiday in Wales and England.
On the heels of deadly Typhoon Mindulle, Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan early next week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Relief from the heat baking Germany this weekend will come by early next week, but not before violent thunderstorms threaten northern areas to end the weekend.
President Obama visited flood victims in Louisiana this week, while several tropical systems were on the prowl in the Atlantic.
Elizabeth, PA (1979)
A heavy thunderstorm at Elizabeth, PA, 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh, tore the roof off an apartment building and downed about 100 trees. Trees were also knocked over at McKeesport, PA.
Dearborn Co., IN (1864)
A railroad train on a Cincinnati to Chicago run lost a right of way meeting with a tornado. Accident occurred in Dearborn Co., SE IN, 15 miles from Laurenceburg at 5:45 PM. Train lifted off track - over 30 persons injured.
East Indies (1883)
Krakatoa volcano exploded - spectacular red sunsets over U.S. in November and December of that year.