The National Weather Service says heavy rain is possible on the southwest facing slopes of the Olympics Monday night and Tuesday and that could lead to flooding on the Skokomish River. According to forecasters, a slow moving front will reach Western Washington Monday night and slowly move across the area on Tuesday. Another 2 or so inches of rain is possible in the Olympics. This amount of rain on top of what has already fallen raises the potential for flooding on the Skokomish and – to a lesser extent – other rivers flowing off the south slopes. There is the potential for more rainfall in the Olympics if the front stalls over the area on Tuesday.
At this time, the River is predicted to reach flood stage early Tuesday morning, rising to about 16.7 feet before dropping below flood stage by the evening.
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