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Weather Alert

Posted on 27th December 2011 at 09:05

A series of wet and windy weather systems is expected to roll through the area, starting tonight and going through the next few days. The Weather Service says that a strong jet stream is now directed right over the Northwest, dialing the storm track right over this area. The first one of these systems is expected tonight; there’s a high wind warning up for the south Washington and north Oregon coastal areas from 6 pm tonight until 4 am tomorrow. South winds of 50 to 60 miles an hour are expected along the beaches and headlands, with gusts of up to 70 miles an hour. Moderate to heavy rains are also expected. Through the week, they’re predicting three to five inches of rain, with as much as two inches possible in the interior valleys. Rivers and creeks are expected to rise quickly, but no widespread flooding is expected out of this storm track. On Friday, they’re now expecting a cold front, which will drop the snow levels down to the passes. County Emergency Management says that we should keep an eye on the weather forecasts, and be ready for these strong weather issues through the week.