Flood Watch extended in Snohomish County until Wednesday

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, December 26, 2022—The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended a Flood Watch issued Friday night to now last through Wednesday morning, December 28. The NWS also issued a Wind Advisory effective tonight until Wednesday morning. Winds are expected east to southeast 20-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected becoming southwest to west late Tuesday afternoon and evening.

According to the Flood Watch alert, another strong frontal system is expected to enter the county tonight, resulting in additional rainfall Tuesday. Rivers are already seeing increases and the additional rainfall will result in some rivers potentially reaching flood stage.

The Flood Watch is in effect for portions of northwest and west central Washington, including the following counties: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, San Juan, Skagit, Whatcom, King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

NWS advises residents to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

  • Tonight: Rain. Steady temperature around 48. East southeast wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  • Tuesday (Dec 27): Rain. Steady temperature around 48. Southeast wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night: Rain. Low around 40. South wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday (Dec 28): Rain likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 38. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Thursday (Dec 29): Rain. High near 44. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night: Rain. Low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
  • Friday (Dec 30): Rain. Cloudy, with a high near 46.
  • Friday (Dec 30): A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

To learn what types of flooding are typical in Washington and how do you protect yourself, your family and your home, click HERE.

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