SEATTLE -

A long hot, dry stretch for the Seattle area was broken by a steady overnight rain that flooded some streets and caused crashes during the Wednesday morning commute.

KOMO reports Sea-Tac Airport received 1.33 inches of rain in the 24-hour period ending at 5 a.m. Wednesday, most of it falling in the six hours since 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Heavy rain flooded the Factoria area of Bellevue and emergency crews had to pull several cars from the water.

Seattle City Light reported it had about 4,300 customers without power early Wednesday in the White Center area.