(see update at bottom)
It is POURING outside right now. Streets are starting to flood. This weekend is going to be an unusually wet one for May.
First, here is the 12-h precipitation ending about 9:45 PM Saturday from Seattle RainWatch. Some parts of southern Seattle have already gotten 1 to 1.5 inches. Even heavier amounts on the Kitsap.
Seattle RainWatch not only provides real-time information on rainfall amounts, but it sends out warnings to Seattle personnel and its developers (like Jeff Baars and myself). Here is what my email looks like tonight:
Take a look at the high-resolution WRF weekend total precipitation forecast (5 AM Saturday through 5 AM Tuesday). 2-5 inches over the mountains and 1-2 inches over the lowlands. Even eastern Washington gets some real rain.
Guess I won't have to water my vegetable garden tomorrow.
Update: here is the 24h precip total from RainWatch ending 7:30 AM Sunday. 3-4 inches near the Hood Canal and over 2 inches in parts of SW Seattle. But only light rain over the NE Olympic Peninsula.