rain http://www.kplu.org en Mild but damp weekend coming http://www.kplu.org/post/mild-damp-weekend-coming <p></p><p>The heavy rain we saw earlier this week was part of an "atmospheric river" carrying moisture across the Pacific, but it's gone now, and off-and-on showers will be the norm for the next few days, says Cliff Mass, KPLU's weather expert and a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p>Northwest dampness comes as the rest of the country is drying out, and Mass says that's good news for President Obama. He <a href="http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2012/11/election-day-weather-and-political.html">cites research that shows Republicans do better when it's rainy</a> on Election Day, and Democrats do better when it's dry. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:19:57 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6935 at http://www.kplu.org