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Sunny Seattle, dreary Austin? Cities swap summer weather forecasts this week

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The warm Austin weather that attracts so many people to move here is once again turning into gloomy Seattle with rain forecast all week. And in a weird phenomenon, Seattle is experiencing clear skies with high temperatures.

On Monday, while Seattle is under an excessive heat warning (a high temperature of 108 degrees), Austin will likely see thunderstorms after 1 p.m. into the night, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday's weather will mirror today's forecast. Scattered thunderstorms will linger all week, so you'll want to have that umbrella handy.

Temperatures will stay relatively low for summer in Austin with lows in the 70s and the high for the week being 93 degrees on Friday.

Recently, Austin weather reflected Seattle's weather with more rain from the start of the year through May. Austin had weathered 19.8 inches of rain compared to a measured 17.38 inches in Seattle and 13.28 inches in Portland.

While it may seem like it is raining more in Austin, all three cities see a similar amount of rainfall per year. Each year, Austin sees 36.25 inches of rainfall; Portland sees 36.91 inches and Seattle sees 39.34 inches of rain per year.

However, the Capital City actually sees far fewer rainy days a year on average (around 85) than Portland or Seattle, where it rains 156 and 160 days, respectively.


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