The National Weather Service has issued flood watch for Western Washington as heavy rain soaks the region Thursday.
Heavy rain has filled many Western Washington rivers, and forecasters say trick-or-treaters may want to carry an umbrella.
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The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of Washington because of heavy rains expected Tuesday and Wednesday.
The National Weather Service says Washington is in for a wet week, including Halloween. Forecasters say a warm front will drop heavy rain in places through mid-week, with the chance of minor flooding in places, including the Skokomish River in Mason County.
The seemingly counterintuitive weather is not necessarily unusual for this time of year, but it’s striking when compared with the usual opinions about the regions — overcast and rainy in the Northwest and sunny skies in the Southwest. But late summer is typically the sunniest, driest part of the year in Washington and Oregon, while the Southwest monsoon season stretches into September.
Three to 7 inches of rain in the Cascades and melting snow overflowed some Western Washington rivers, but the National Weather Service says they’ll be cresting Wednesday and returning to their banks.
A storm moving through the Northwest has raised the chance of rivers flooding in Western Washington and avalanche danger in the Cascades.
Flood and wind advisories are in effect Saturday for Seattle and surrounding areas. Gusts up to 50 mph are possible and melting snow plus the addition of rain may cause urban and small stream flooding.
With rain and temperatures in the mid 40’s predicted for Friday and the weekend, flooding is the next issue local residents may have to deal with.