Flood & Winter Storm Warnings
Very active weather week! Today, we’ll have rain all day, heavy at times, with breezy-to-windy conditions as well, and a lot of mountain show. There is a FLOOD WARNING for rivers in Mason & Lewis Counties, especially the Skokomish and the Chehalis Rivers. Also, all counties south of Lewis County. There is also a FLOOD ADVISORY for Urban & Small Streams throughout Western Washington. Basically, expect standing water on roadways, the potential for hydroplaning and roostertails. Remember the slogan — TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN — do not drive through standing water. There is a WINTER STORM WARNING for the Cascades through midnight tonight. Higher passes could get up to 30 inches of snow. Lower passes like Snoqualmie, Stevens & White will get a mix of snow, rain and freezing rain.
Tonight will be rainy & windy, especially in the Admirality Inlet area – Whidbey Island, the San Juans, western Whatcom & Skagit Counties – as well as the south coast.
The rest of the week will feature rain at times, breezy-to-windy conditions and more mountain snow. Travel for Thanksgiving will be dicey. Please give yourself plenty of time and pack food & water. If you’re going over the moutains, you need to have chains ready and an abundance of patience. Please be safe!