SEATTLE -- The stormy weather pattern continues in western Washington, but forecasters at the National Weather Service say mudslide danger remains high and flooding is possible on the coast and along inland waters where high waves are expected.
The National Weather Service says the threat of additional significant rainfall has ended and rivers will likely go off flood stage on Thursday.
Along the coast, waves as high as 30 feet were expected on Thursday. A coastal flooding watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Friday.
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Q13 FOX Meteorologist Tim Joyce says people can expect steady rain of the usual winter variety this weekend:
High temps will be near 50 around the Puget Sound as the morning rain tapers off into heavy on/off showers. There might even be a few isolated t-storms with the unstable air mass that’s moving across Western Washington.
Friday the rain looks to be mostly from Seattle through the South Sound and towards Portland. The rain looks briefly heavy int the morning and then a few scattered showers in the afternoon. Soaking rains on Saturday and some showers/sun/hail chances on Sunday.
The good news is river flooding will recede and ski areas will get tons of fresh cold snow. The passes will get snow this weekend. Colder days ahead as we go from 60 yesterday to the mid 40s this weekend. We’re also watching closely for some possible low elevation snow mid-week.
Landslides were reported Wednesday in Burien and on Mercer Island.
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