Flood Watch issued by National Weather Service

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington, including the following counties, in northwest Washington, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, and Mason. In west central Washington, King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston.

* From Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon

* Heavy rain at times in the mountains today through Friday could cause minor flooding on a few rivers in Western Washington. The snow level will rise to as high as 5000 feet over southern areas on Friday. Heavy rain will end Friday night as a cold front moves through the region. Rivers will crest, at few near flood stage, on Friday night or Saturday.

* There is a chance of minor flooding on a few of the most flood prone rivers. These rivers include the Snoqualmie near Carnation and the White River at R Street in Auburn, both in King County; the Newaukum River in Lewis County; and the Skokomish River in Mason County.

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