Flood Watch: Hazardous weather expected tonight through Saturday

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, November 3, 2022—The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH as a surface low is forecast to impact the Puget Sound region tonight into next week bringing strong to damaging wind gusts, heavy rainfall, and well-below normal temperatures.

A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for the cities of cities of Edmonds, Everett, Seattle, Marysville, and Lynnwood through Saturday afternoon.

Heavy rainfall is expected Thursday evening through Saturday evening, with the heaviest amounts reaching 4-6 inches over the Olympics and Cascade mountains.

Strong winds will take shape, especially Thursday night through Friday night with gusts up to 40 m.p.h! Localized power outages possible.

Behind this system is a much cooler airmass bringing with it below normal temperatures into next week. There is significant uncertainty regarding wintry precipitation in the lowlands.

Upcoming Weather Forecast (November 3 to November 5) for Snohomish County

  • Thursday (Nov 3): Rain, mainly after 3pm. High near 46. South wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night: Rain. Temperature rising to around 47 by 5am. South southeast wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  • Friday (Nov 4): Rain. High near 55. South wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  • Friday Night: Rain. Low around 40. Windy, with a light and variable wind becoming west northwest 27 to 32 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Saturday (Nov 5): Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. West wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Saturday Night: Rain. Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Stay tuned to the forecast into the upcoming week!

Storm Preparedness

Snohomish County PUD is ramping up in preparation for a possible storm beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday morning. According to spokesman Aaron Swaney, PUD is stocking extra materials on line trucks and have crews prepared to be called in if the wind materializes and causes outages. He asks that customers check out social media (Facebook and Twitter) throughout the stormy weather with tips and information on storm restoration.

Below are some tips from SnoPUD to be prepared in case of outages:

  • Make sure your cell phone and digital devices are charged up.
  • Bookmark our outage map at outagemap.snopud.com and report your outage there as soon as it happens.
  • Check you emergency supplies. Stock up on three days of food and water, along with flashlights, batteries, first-aid items and blankets.
  • Always exercise extreme caution if using candles or oil lamps to light the home in a power outage. Never plug a portable generator into a wall outlet.
  • Unplug sensitive electronics to prevent damage from potential electrical surges.

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