Flood watch in effect
The National Weather Service flood watch remains in effect through this afternoon for portions of Western Washington including Snohomish County.
Significant rainfall is expected, especially east of the Olympic Range. It appears that the focus of the heaviest rain will be over Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, Lewis, and Thurston Counties through Friday morning. In general...1 to 2 inches of rain could fall across these areas and up to 4 inches possible in the central Cascades.
Please be advised that excessive rainfall could lead to urban and small stream flooding. Intense rainfall with thunderstorms through this evening could result in flash flooding and overwhelm storm drains leading to flooded roads. Mud or rock slides are also possible in steep mountainous terrain. Significant rises can be expected on area rivers but flooding is unlikely.
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 at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/
and be ready to act quickly if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.