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Flood Watch Remains in Effect Through Tuesday for Many Rivers

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A STRONG WET FRONT WILL STALL OVER SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THROUGH
THIS EVENING...WITH HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED. THE HEAVY RAIN WILL
LIKELY DRIVE MANY RIVERS SUCH AS THE CHEHALIS...NEWAUKUM...
SATSOP...AND PORTIONS OF THE PUYALLUP RIVER ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.
PORTIONS OF THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER MAY ALSO RISE TO AROUND FLOOD
STAGE TONIGHT.

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...GRAYS HARBOR...KING...
  PIERCE...THURSTON.

* THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

* HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED OVER SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON TODAY MAY DRIVE
  SEVERAL RIVERS OVER SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON ABOVE
  FLOOD STAGE TONIGHT OR TUESDAY. THESE RIVERS INCLUDE THE LOWER
  REACHES OF THE CHEHALIS...THE SATSOP...PUYALLUP AND POSSIBLY
  PORTIONS OF THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER. FLOODING...IF IT OCCURS...MAY
  BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY.

* A FRONT WILL STALL OVER SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON TODAY. RAIN...
  HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE OVER SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THROUGH
  THIS EVENING. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES CAN
  BE EXPECTED OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING BUT
FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE READY TO ACT
QUICKLY IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

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