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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 The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.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.

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.

Flood Warning for Skokomish

A Flood Warning is in effect for the Skokomish River near Potlatch. Heavy rainfall has driven the River above flood stage. The Skokomish will continue to rise and will approach the moderate flooding stage this evening before receding slowly late tonight into Tuesday.

Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. Forecasters predict the river will crest near 17.5 feet around 10 PM Monday.

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Flood Warning Remains for Skokomish

A flood warning remains in effect for the Skokomish River near Potlatch but the River is receding slowly and will be below flood stage this evening.The flood warning will remain in effect until late tonight (Thursday).

Minor flooding continues in the Skokomish Valley and Skokomish Valley Road was closed to all through traffic at the intersection with Eells Hill Road (approximate milepost 3.749) due to flooding until this morning.

Flooding Possible into Next Week & Landslide Risk Increasing

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Flood Watch Issued for Western Washington

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for portions of Western Washington including Mason, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Pierce, and Thurston counties. The Flood Watch is effective from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.

Forecasters expect heavy rain at times in the mountains today through Friday which could cause minor flooding on a few rivers in Western Washington.

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