The strong winds last night have fizzled to a much calmer Tuesday morning as a Flood Watch continues through this evening for portions of northwest Washington and west-central Washington, including Grays Harbor, Clallam, Jefferson, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. The National Weather Service has also issued a Flood Warning for the Satsop River near Satsop. Expected to rise above flood stage around 9 am and crest later this morning.
Heavy rain that fell on Monday led to sharp rises on rivers draining off the Olympic range and the North Cascades. The heavy rain could lead to flooding on the Bogachiel, Skagit, Stillaguamish, Hoh, Queets, and Dosewallips Rivers.
The combination of high astronomical tides and the effects of atmospheric low pressure will result in minor coastal flooding later this morning. The high tide is expected to be about a foot higher than the prediction.
Crews with the Grays Harbor PUD restored power to around 700 customers total with small outages along the coast throughout the day yesterday from Lake Quinault to Tokeland.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Seattle say a low-pressure system aloft will move across the area today for lighter, showery weather. With a slight risk of thunderstorms over the coast and parts of the southwest interior. Snow levels will be near 5,000 feet with only light snowfall amounts forecasted.
The snow level is anticipated to lower into the 1000-2000 foot range late this weekend but, by this time, moisture will be lacking.