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Fall Rains

Posted on 30th October 2015 at 09:08

The first big rainstorm of the season also brings us the first flood watch of the season. The Weather Service says that we could see nearly three inches of rain in the local area today and tomorrow. The rain is expected to increase through the day, and should continue through tomorrow night. Local rivers are fairly low, so no widespread flooding is expected. There is a Flood Watch up for Lewis and Grays Harbor Counties, with four to eight inches of rain possible in the area that feeds the Chehalis and other rivers in that area. Forecasters say that flooded storm drains could be more of a problem than rivers and streams, as downed leaves and debris plug drains and cause localized flooding. Strong winds are also expected, starting later this morning. Gusts of 25 to 35 miles an hour are possible, starting later this morning. Snow levels are also expected to drop below pass levels late on Sunday, but no significant accumulations are expected.