After a brief break from the rain, wet weather returns to Seattle area

According to Matthew Cullen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service of Seattle, the Seattle region is projected to see another inch of rain by early Friday.

While it will be rainy and breezy all day Thursday, the biggest downpour will occur between 3 and 5 p.m., according to Cullen.

He does not foresee widespread flooding, but he does expect rivers to be high. "Travelers should expect to see water ponding on the roads this evening," he said.

Localized urban flooding, rapid creek and stream increases, and perhaps an isolated landslide or rockfall are all possible Thursday and Friday morning, according to the meteorological service.

In the event of rain, the Washington State Department of Transportation advises drivers to exercise caution.

Make sure your windshield wipers are working, that you're following the speed limit, and that your headlights and taillights are turned on, according to the department's Twitter account.

There will be a small respite in the weather on Friday before another "weather event." This one will be more "showy than rainy," according to Cullen, but it will still be wet

On Saturday, there may be some clearing before another showery storm arrives Sunday and Monday, he said.