Wet Week for Seattle, Portland

By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
September 16, 2013; 4:50 AM ET
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As a bowling ball of low pressure rolled into the Pacific Northwest, rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds broke out along Interstate 5 from Portland to Seattle on Sunday.

Most of the rain and thunderstorms held off until the afternoon and evening hours, moving off to the north and east on Sunday night.

One thunderstorm that moved through Seattle, Wash., on Sunday evening suspended play at CenturyLink Field due to lightning where the San Francisco 49ers were playing the Seattle Seahawks.

More showers are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday along the Northwest coast with high temperatures in the lower 70s, a few degrees below normal for mid-September.

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A shower is still possible on Wednesday, with Thursday being the only dry day of the week.

Rain will return on Friday and continue into Saturday as a cold front swings into the region from the Pacific Ocean.


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