Flood Warning for Skokomish; Flood advisory for Western Washington

A flood warning is in effect for the Skokomish River while a flood advisory is in effect for the rest of Western Washington. The National Weather Service says two to three inches of rain fell overnight in the Olympic Mountains and another two to three inches is expected to fall today (Wednesday) which will keep the Skokomish above flood state into Thursday morning. The River is expected to hover around 17 feet until about 5 PM when the Skokomish’s level is expected to start falling.

Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage on the Skokomish River is 16.5 feet. The flood advisory is for urban and small streams in the lowlands of Western Washington. Forecasters reported nearly two inches of rain has already fallen and another two inches is possible today, which could produce minor flooding for streams. Also, there could be “ponding” on area roadways especially at intersections and underpasses as well as where drainage is poor due to the build up of leaves and other debris.