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Chance of Snow Again This Week

Forecasters are again saying there is a chance of snow later this week but again they are predicting no significant accumulation.

There is a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers between 11am and 5pm Wednesday with a chance of rain showers between 5pm and 11pm.
Look for a slight chance of rain and snow mix from 11pm Wednesday night to 5am Thursday.
For the rest of Thursday: snow showers before 11am; then a chance of rain and snow showers until 5pm; and a chance of rain showers after 5pm but before 11pm.
A rain and snow mix is possible overnight Thursday with a slight chance of snow showers after 5am Friday.
There is a chance of rain and snow showers between 11am and 5pm Friday then a chance of rain showers after 5pm.
Forecasters say if there is another snow accumulation, it will be less than a half inch.
High temperatures will be in the mid-40s and lows around freezing.

Snow Possible Sunday & Monday

There is a threat of lowland snow showers across Western Washington Sunday and Monday as a cool and moist weather system tracks over the region. Snow levels will be close to sea level.

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Flood Warning Issued for Skokomish

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Skokomish River near Potlatch. The Skokomish continues to rise due to heavy rain overnight. The river is forecast to crest near minor flood stage early this morning then recede this afternoon.

Flood Watch Issued for Skokomish

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Skokomish River. The Flood Watch is effective from Friday afternoon through late Saturday night. Forecasters says periods of rain will get heavier in the Olympics Friday afternoon and night. The Skokomish could rise above the 16.5-foot flood stage Friday night or Saturday morning.

Flood Watch Issued for Skokomish

As expected, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Skokomish River. The flood watch is effective from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. According to forecasters, a series of frontal systems will bring locally heavy rainfall at times to the southern slopes of the Olympics beginning tonight and continuing through early Thursday. Minor flooding is possible on the Skokomish River in Mason County.

Skokomish River Could Flood Later in Week

Forecasters say there is a threat of flooding Wednesday night through Friday for the Skokomish River. A series of frontal systems will bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall at times to the south slopes of the Olympic Mountains Wednesday through Thursday. This may push the flood prone Skokomish above flood stage Wednesday night or Thursday.

Flood Watch Issued for Skokomish River

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington, including Mason County. The Flood Watch will be in effect from Thursday morning through Saturday morning.

Forecasters say heavy rain in the Olympics and North Cascades Wednesday night and Thursday will cause significant rises on rivers with headwaters in these mountains. Minor flooding is possible on some rivers.

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High Wind Warning for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Thursday. The high wind warning is in effect from 7 AM to 7 PM Thursday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect. Expect south to southeast wind 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Forecasters say wind will increase rapidly Thursday morning with the strongest gusts expected for a few hours Thursday afternoon. This is not expected to be a prolonged event.

Wind this strong can snapped tree branches and down trees, causing local power outages as well as lead to property damage.

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Air Quality Alert in Effect

An Air Quality Alert for smoke has been issued for Western Washington. Unhealthy air will become common across the area due to smoke from large wildfires in British Columbia and on the east slopes of the north Washington Cascades. Some improvement in ventilation is expected late Wednesday.

Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your doctor.