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November 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Wet, windy weather prompts warnings

A series of strong fronts will bring wind and heavy rain to Western Washington today and Monday,  leading the National Weather Service to issue a slew of warnings and watches.

A winter storm warning is in effect through midnight Monday for the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, where accumulations of 9 to 30 inches of snow are expected. The highway passes –- Stevens, Snoqualmie and White –- will get mostly snow today, but the precipitation is expected to change to rain on Monday, perhaps temporarily dashing the hopes of skiers.

With up to 2.5 inches of rain forecast for the lowland areas of Western Washington, the Weather Service warned landslide are possible, especially in areas where previous rain has soaked the ground. The heaviest rainfall is expected late this afternoon and late Monday morning, said NWS meteorologist Jay Neher. “There could be a break in the rain Monday night and Tuesday morning,” he said.

Flooding is possible by tonight on the Skokomish River,  in Mason County.

Through 10 p.m. today, winds of 25 to 40 mph are likely along the coast and in Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties, with gusts up to 60 mph.  High seas and gale-force winds are expected off the coast through 4 a.m. Monday.

At this point, the forecast for Thanksgiving calls for just a chance of rain, with heavy precipitation moving in Thursday night,.

Comments | Topics: National Weather Service, weather


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