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Flood Watch Issued This Weekend for Western Washington

Two weather fronts are expected to move through the region on Saturday and Sunday, bringing 1 to 2 inches of rainfall total this weekend and much more in the mountains, causing flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for most of Western Washington this weekend, with several inches of rainfall expected in the mountains and urban areas.

The NWS announced Friday afternoon that two weather fronts are expected to move through the region on Saturday and Sunday, bringing 1 to 2 inches of rainfall total this weekend and much more in the mountains, causing mountain-fed streams and rivers to rise significantly. Some rivers and streams could reach flood-stage on Sunday and Monday, said officials.

The Flood Watch will take effect at 8 p.m. Saturday and run through noon on Monday.

The NWS forecast predicts rain in Renton all weekend, with highs around 60F and lows in the mid-to-low 50s and sustained wind gusts up to 20 mph.

Here's the Flood Watch Statement:

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES... GRAYS HARBOR...CLALLAM...JEFFERSON... SKAGIT...WHATCOM...KING...KITSAP...LEWIS...MASON...PIERCE... SNOHOMISH...THURSTON.

* FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
* HEAVY RAIN IN THE MOUNTAINS.
* THE RIVERS FLOWING OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS WILL BE RUNNING HIGH BY SUNDAY AND THERE IS A CHANCE TO REACH FLOOD STAGE ON SOME RIVERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING BUT FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

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