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Flood Watch in effect for Thurston County

From The National Weather Service:

Flood Watch

Until Sat 5 pm PDT

Issued By

Seattle/Tacoma – WA, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area

Portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington, including the following counties, in northwest Washington, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Skagit and Whatcom. In west central Washington, King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston

Description

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

WHAT…

Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

WHERE…

Portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington, including the following counties, in northwest Washington, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Skagit and Whatcom. In west central Washington, King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston. WHEN…Through Saturday afternoon.

IMPACTS…

Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…

A potent weather system will bring heavy rainfall to the region today through early Saturday. This rainfall will result in rapid rises and potential for flooding along area rivers. – http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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Timeline: Heavy rain and strong winds could lead to minor flooding, isolated power outages into the weekend

An active weather pattern has landed in western Washington and is expected to continue impacting the region into the weekend.

From KING-5 TV News.

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