EVERETT — As predicted, rain arrived in a big way Sunday, and it’s likely not done yet.
Not only will the rain hang around much of the week, forecasters say wind gusts and a chance of thunderstorms are possible as well in Snohomish County.
On Sunday night, an atmospheric river moved into the region, dropping nearly an inch of rain in 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service.
“That’ll probably be the curtain call for western Washington in terms of fire season,” meteorologist Maddie Kristell said Sunday. “There may have been a perception that things might have gone on a little bit longer like it did last year, but I’m sure everyone is glad that we’re shutting it down reasonably on time.”
Periods of heavy rain are expected to last through Wednesday, with 1 to 1½ inches of rain in Everett, according to the weather service. The same amount of rain is expected in the eastern parts of the county, such as Darrington and Gold Bar.
Wind gusts, up to 25 mph, are possible north of Everett, the Weather Service said in a Monday briefing.
It’s the first significant rainfall of the season, according to the weather service. While the bulk of the rain is expected to stop on Wednesday, a slight drizzle could still remain.
The threat of thunderstorms exists across Western Washington through Wednesday.
Jonathan Tall contributed to this story.
Correction: An age listed in the photo caption was incorrect. Skylar Gore is 3, not 9.