Forecasters predict wet week for western Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters say heavy rain and rising temperatures are expected in western Washington state beginning Tuesday and continuing into Thursday or Friday. KOMO-TV reported the National Weather Service predicts the area could receive about the same amount of rain as the previous week. The agency says most of the Puget Sound lowlands are likely to experience between 1 and 3 inches of rain Tuesday through Friday. Forecasters also predict 3 to 5 inches along the coast and 4 to 8 inches in the Cascade Mountains and along the western slopes of the Olympic Mountains.