Windy Conditions Expected; Rain Continues; Skokomish Flood Warning Continues

Windy conditions are expected later tonight (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday). The National Weather Service says another strong Pacific Frontal System will swing through Western Washington producing windy conditions mainly along the Coast and in the North Interior. Those areas could see south winds rising to 20 to 35 MPH with gusts up to 50. Winds for the rest of Western Washington should pick up into the 15 to 25 MPH range especially in the Puget Sound region. Winds this strong could knock down trees and cause local power outages.

Meanwhile, rain continues to fall with a 90% chance today (Monday), 100% chance tonight and Tuesday, and 80% Tuesday night.

The flood warning continues for the Skokomish River. Forecaster say the River will slowly recede today (Monday) but remain above the 16.5-foot flood stage. With more rain expected tonight and tomorrow, the Skokomish is expected to crest near 17.5 feet late Tuesday morning. Minor flooding will continue in the Skokomish Valley.

Skokomish Valley Road is closed due to flooding so Hood Canal School students who live in the Valley are to meet their bus at the fish hatchery.