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Winter Storm Warning expires for Olympic, Cascade mountains

A strong weather system pushed through western Washington, bringing multiple weather hazards like strong winds and heavy mountain snow.

SEATTLE — Strong winds and rain knocked over trees that blocked roads and caused power outages around the Puget Sound region Tuesday.

Gusty, rainy conditions pelted the lowlands, with more high elevation snow for the mountains.

The National Weather Service (NWS) canceled a Tornado Warning for east central Kitsap County around midday. 

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The heavy rain over the last week has also increased the risk of landslides.

Tuesday’s weather hazards weren’t just limited to the Puget Sound lowlands and the Washington coast.

A Winter Storm Warning for the Olympic and Cascade mountains expired at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Heavy snow fell in areas above 3,500 feet, with accumulations of 8-16 inches. 

A Wind Advisory along the north and central Washington coast and the Puget Sound region has expired.

We will see a break in the action on Wednesday, with only a few showers around during the day before another round of rain moves in Wednesday night.

There will be a brief pause early Wednesday before heavy rain moves in around midday Thursday, as an atmospheric river pushes into the area.

This will give us heavy rain through midday Friday, before turning to off-and-on showers. There is the possibility for some urban flooding Thursday and Friday.