Series of storms brings wind, rain throughout the week

SEATTLE -- A series of storms are lined up and are heading this way.

Now through Tuesday morning will be wet and gusty.

The National Weather Service had issued a high wind warning with gusts expected to reach 60 miles per hour or more Monday evening on the coasts, with winds reaching 40 miles per hour possible in the interior.

Forecasters also warned of ponding and urban flooding in inland valleys and said river flooding is possible. They expect 1 to 3 inches of rain in inland valleys.

The strongest gusts will be at the beach and near Bellingham through Monday night. Tuesday will be wet with passing squalls and isolated thunderstorms.

It will be gusty again Tuesday afternoon as another front rolls through. The rain will add up to an inch or more for most areas, which means we will have standing water on the roads and some urban flooding.

Rivers will run high and fast and some flooding is expected.

There looks to be a break Wednesday with some sunny periods. Thursday will have another sloppy storm with rain, wind and mountain snow.

Friday looks reasonable for the Winter Solstice at 2:22 p.m.  After Friday we will start to gain daylight!

Another storm comes in Sunday and next Monday, and this one looks colder for more rain, wind and mountain snow.

Right now it doesn't look like a White Christmas.

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