Authorities in Washington state say one woman has died and one man is still missing after a pair of spring avalanches struck separate groups hiking in the mountains each of Seattle.
After recent rain and snow storms, forecasters say Washington will end the year with drier weather.
Heavy snow in the Cascades is common this time of year, but forecasters were surprised by sudden bursts of snow Thursday.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokesman says continuing mudslides are forcing the cancellation of passenger train service between Seattle and Everett until Tuesday morning.
About 90 percent of the National Weather Service’s models are showing Thanksgiving Day as being relatively mellow. Skies should be mostly clear, and there might even be a patch of blue.
Rain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death.
Wet and windy weather with mountain snow will continue this week in Washington, but there may be a lull for turkeys to land on Thanksgiving Day tables, forecasters said.
A powerful storm is expected to continue Monday along the coast and in northwestern Oregon, bringing several inches of rain, damaging winds and flooding.
Forecasters expect a series of strong storms will bring wet and windy weather to Washington through Thanksgiving Day with heavy mountain snow and a chance of flooding on some rivers.
Forecasters say the warm, dry weather continues in Washington, at least a couple more days.