The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Kitsap, Eastern Grays Harbor, Mason, South Central Island County, Western Snohomish, Northwestern Pierce, Northwestern King, Southeastern Jefferson, and Northwestern Thurston Counties this afternoon until 9:45 pm pst Thursday.

At 12:45 pm this afternoon Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain which will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory areas.

The advisory area extends from Aberdeen in Grays Harbor County to
the Northeast across Everett. This includes the Hood Canal area, most of Kitsap County, North Seattle and Western Snohomish county.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Seattle, Everett, Edmonds, Bremerton, Arlington, Aberdeen, Sshelton, Hoquiam, Montesano, Belfair, Lynnwood, Burien, Mukilteo, Mountlake Terrace, Poulsbo, Elma, McCleary, Melbourne, Seabeck and Vashon Island.

precautionary/preparedness actions, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots. do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. find alternate routes.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, as well as farm and country roads. do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.
Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.


Flood Watch In Effect Through Late Friday Night…

The National Weather Service in Seattle has expanded the Flood Watch to include portions of Northwest Washington and West Central Washington, including the following counties, In Northwest Washington, Clallam, Grays Harbor And Whatcom. In West Central Washington, Lewis and Thurston Counties through late Friday night

* A strong frontal system will continue to bring heavy rain to the Olympics and parts of the Washington Cascades through tonight. The heavy rain has already pushed the Skokomish River above flood stage this morning, and major flooding is possible. Other Western Washington rivers may also come close to or reach flood stage, including the Nooksack, Chehalis, Newaukum, Skookumchuck, Bogachiel, and Dungeness Rivers.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions,

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

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.