Flood Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington, including Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, San Juan, Skagit, Whatcom. King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston counties. The Flood Watch is effective from Wednesday morning through Friday afternoon as another round of moderate to heavy rainfall is expected tonight into early Friday. Rivers and streams are expected rise again, with some rivers reaching flood stage as early as Wednesday afternoon. The current forecast puts the heaviest precipitation over the central Cascades with the highest potential for flooding on rivers flowing out of the Cascades in Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties but other rivers may also reach flood stage. In addition, heavy rainfall may cause urban and small stream flooding.

The Skokomish River is expected to rise above the 16.5-foot flood Stage Thursday evening.