A wet, windy Western Washington weekend

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 29 at 11:04 AM

We’ve got a soggy weekend in store for Western Washington, with heavy rain and high winds.

"We are in for a washout kind of a weekend both Saturday and Sunday as a series of fronts move through for heavy rain and gusty winds," said Keisha Burns in the KING 5 Weather Center.

"Rivers will be rising and we could see some flooding on some of the more flood prone rivers. The river that will most likely flood first will be the Skokomish in Mason County," said Burns.

A flood watch is in effect through Monday afternoon for Grays Harbor, Clallam, Jefferson, Skagit, Whatcom, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties.

Viewer video of Kent flooding



The National Weather Service said one of their spotters reported 2.65 inches of rain between 8 am Friday morning and 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

The State Patrol reported a lot of standing water on the roads and were asking drivers to slow down and increase following distance. Turning on headlights is also advised.

Flooding was reported in Tacoma and Kent, and trees were reported down and power out in North Bend. Power outages were reported in several neighborhoods of Bellevue and more than 16,000 Seattle City Light customers lost power (Check Seattle outage map)

Another storm will arrive Sunday afternoon. The strongest gusts will be along the coast and in the northwest interior - expect 50-60 mph gusts in these locations.  Gusts over Puget Sound will be between 30-45mph.

Rain at times will continue on Monday and Tuesday. It will be cooler, with highs dropping off to the mid to upper 50s and snow levels dropping to 4,500-5,000 feet. We could see heavy snowfall above 5,000 feet Monday and Tuesday.

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