With the strongest winds expected today, The National Weather Service in Seattle is warning of strong winds constant rain and rising rivers this week, with the wet weather into next week.
Wind gusts up to 45 mph are possible along Coastal Grays Harbor, as well as San Juan, Skagit, and Western Whatcom Counties. Forecasters warn of tree damage and power outages across the north interior today.
Wet weather West of the Cascades, with 4 to 6 inches of rain forecast for the next week in Aberdeen, as much as 6-8 inches in Forks, and more than 8 inches in the Olympics.
Localized flooding will be possible in the usual places, especially where draining is slow or clogged so get a headstart on those issues soon. Seas at 10 to 15 feet above normal for the rest of the week will be waiting to meet the rising river levels, also causing some flooding in the usual places. A high surf advisory is in effect from 9 am to 11 pm Thursday when 15-20 foot swells are possible.
Along the coast, a gale warning remains in effect until 5 pm this afternoon, and a small craft advisory is in effect from 5 pm this afternoon to 11 am Thursday.