A Wind Advisory is in effect from 6 pm this evening to 6 am Thursday.
After a brief lull today, we’ll see stronger winds tonight and Thursday, mainly along the coast and in the north interior. The National Weather Service in Seattle is expecting more rain and heavy mountain snow tonight into Thursday.
South winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH are forecast tonight.
The Skokomish River in Mason County crested in minor flood stage overnight. The river will slowly recede today then rise tonight and Thursday due to another round of heavy rain in the basin. Moderate flooding is forecast with this next wave. Other rivers flowing off the Olympics will be monitored. Otherwise, additional flooding is not expected.
Heavy snow showers continue this morning in the Cascades, especially in King and Snohomish counties due to a strong Puget Sound Convergence Zone. Models show the PSCZ persisting into the morning hours. After a brief break this afternoon, another round of heavy rain and mountain snow is expected tonight as our next system moves in. We`ll see another 1-3 feet of new snow across the west slopes of the Cascades – Winter Storm Warnings are in effect.
Another wet system will reach the area Friday night, then a break on Saturday. Additional fronts will affect the area early next week keeping the pattern active.
In total there are two Winter Storm Warnings, and two Wind Advisories out there, along with more for the coastal waters, visit weather.gov for the latest.