A flood watch has been issued for the Skokomish River effective from Wednesday morning through last Wednesday night. According to forecasters, a storm system will impact Western Washington beginning Tuesday evening and lasting through Thursday. The storm will bring 3 to 6 inches of rain to the Olympic Mountains and 1 to 2.5 inches to the lowlands on the east and north sides of the Olympic Peninsula. Meanwhile, snow levels will be 8000 feet lowering to 6000 feet by the end of the event. The amount of runoff generated from this storm would be plenty enough to drive the Skokomish River above flood stage but remain in minor flood category.
The River is to expected to rise above the 17-foot flood stage Wednesday afternoon, crest near 17.6 feet about 10 PM Wedensday, and start dropping Thursday morning.