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December 8, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Heavy rain could flood some Western Wash. rivers

The Associated Press

SEATTLE — Forecasters say heavy rain will blow into Washington Monday afternoon through Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says the heaviest rain will fall on the coast, Olympics and Cascades. With the snow level above 7,000 feet, the rain will fill rivers and flooding is possible.

Rain from the storm could total 10 to 13 inches on the Olympics and 5 to 9 inches in the North Cascades.

Forecasters say flooding could begin Tuesday night and crest Wednesday or Thursday on the Bogachiel, Elwha, Satsop, Nooksack, Skagit and Stillaguamish rivers.

In Eastern Washington, rain and above normal temperatures also are forecast through the week with snow only above about 7,000 feet in the mountains.

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