Another three fourths of an inch has fallen in town since the rain picked back up yesterday evening, bringing our totals to about 1.15". Lompico picked up another 1.65" and Happy Valley 1.4", pushing there totals between 2.5 and 3 inches. The rain is still falling quite heavy, but should taper off a bit in the next few hours. The the third round should be filling in by later today. There is a chance that we could see a break around mid to late morning, and lasting through early afternoon. A chance. Of course, we could also see the storms run into each other. I've been saying welcome to fall, but this one feels much more like a December storm, so welcome to late fall.
All of this inclement weather wraps it self up by Monday morning. Likely before the sun rises the rain will cease. The ground will remain wet, so drive with caution during that commute Monday morning. It will remain cool, with highs reaching into the upper 60s. Afternoon will feel nice as the sun begins to poke through the clouds. Winds remain onshore, but much much lighter. By Tuesday, things begin to really shape up as we enter a warming trend. The sun breaks out. Free even of morning fog, it will be classic early fall wether. Highs rise into the mid 70s Tuesday, upper 70s Wednesday, the top out in the low to mid 80s to finish the work week. There will still be light to moderate on shores from the NW during this period, so not quite epic weather. Just awesome weather. By the weekend, temps moderate into the upper 70s. It is gonna be a great run.
If you are planning on putting in a winter garden, and have not yet done so, now is the time. That ground is nicely wetted. It will warm up in next week's sun. It is germinating weather people. Seedling weather. While it might seem a bit hot for seedlings, that sun is low in the sky, allowing warmth not burning. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, kale, fava, and dill are just a few of the things that thrive through the winter around here. Garlic gets planted next month.
Stay cozy. We went looking for puddles to stomp yesterday and found dry holes where the earth had already sucked in all the water. Perhaps today we will have more luck. And don't forget the sunblock next week.
11:21Am Update. Wow. Over an inch so far this morning. Breezy out there.