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July 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Wednesday’s 0.74 inches of rain breaks records

Rain and Traffic returned to the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday causing traffic jams and commute times of up to 85 minutes from Everett to Seattle. Downtown Seattle looms in the distance in this view looking south along Interstate 5 from Northeast 74th Street. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Rain and traffic returned to the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday causing traffic jams and commute times of up to 85 minutes from Everett to Seattle. Downtown Seattle looms in the distance in this view looking south along Interstate 5 from Northeast 74th Street. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Today’s heavy rainfall broke the record for the most rain on July 23.

According to the National Weather Service, Seattle received 0.74 inches of rain. The previous record for today was 0.54 inches in 1949.

“We’ve received more rain today than we normally get in the whole month of July,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Johnny Burg.

There is a chance for thunderstorms until 11 p.m.

Drivers should expect showers and heavy down pour, which could cause minor flooding, Berg said.

For more information about the weather, visit The National Weather Service.

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