The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Skokomish River near Potlatch. The flood warning is in effect from this afternoon to Wednesday evening.
Forecasters say the river will rise above the 16.5-foot flood stage around 2 PM and crest near 17.3 feet around 4 PM. The Skokomish will fall below flood stage early Wednesday afternoon.
Minor flooding is expected with flooding of pasture lands and water flowing quickly over West Bourgault Road and Skokomish Valley Road. The evacuation route will be opened to the west end of the Skokomish Valley Road.