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National Weather Service predicts heavy rain and wind Friday on Plateau area
The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain Friday to Saturday.
- Friday Rain. High near 47. Southwest wind 8 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
- Friday Night Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 43. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 18 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
- Saturday Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. High near 47. South southwest wind 17 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
- Saturday Night Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 37. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
- Sunday Showers. High near 46. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
- Sunday Night Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
- Monday Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.
- Monday Night A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
- Tuesday A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.
- Tuesday Night A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
- Wednesday A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 48.
- Wednesday Night A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
- Thursday A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK WAC009-033-045-053-061-102030- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 115 PM PST THU JAN 9 2014 ...MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY FOR CERTAIN RIVERS FLOWING OFF THE OLYMPICS AND THE WESTERN WASHINGTON CASCADES... THE FORECAST PRECIPITATION IS TRENDING LOWER BUT CHANCES ARE STILL GOOD FOR A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE OLYMPICS AND WASHINGTON CASCADES FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE FROM 3000 TO 5000 FT UP TO 5000 TO 7000 FT DURING THE HEAVY PRECIPITATION BEFORE LOWERING TO 2000-3000 FT TOWARDS THE END OF THE STORM. MODELS DIFFER ON HOW MUCH PRECIPITATION AND WHETHER IT BE MORE IN THE NORTH OR SOUTH OF OUR DISTRICT BUT WE ARE EXPECTING 1 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN IN THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES AND ONE QUARTER TO ONE AND THREE QUARTERS INCHES IN THE LOWLANDS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND SNOW LEVELS ARE MARGINALLY SUFFICIENT TO PRODUCE MINOR FLOODING FOR MOST AREAS. THE SKOKOMISH RIVER IS MOST AT RISK OF FLOODING. BUT HYDROLOGIC MODELS INDICATE A FLOOD THREAT REMAINS FOR THE THE STILLAGUAMISH AND TOLT RIVERS AND THE PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR ORTING. THE BOGACHIEL RIVER IS ALSO A RIVER WE ARE CLOSELY WATCHING. MOST RIVERS WILL HAVE HIGH FLOWS AS WELL AND CHANGING CONDITIONS COULD BRING SOME OTHER RIVERS UNDER A FLOOD THREAT. PEOPLE IN FLOOD PRONE RIVER VALLEYS ARE URGED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND RIVER FORECASTS FOR ANY CHANGES.