WEATHER: Be Thankful You Own An Umbrella This Week; Flooding Possible


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On Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, Miller Creek flooded and closed Shorebrook Drive near The Cove in Normandy Park. Part of the overflow rushed through the front yard of this house. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Hydrologic Outlook‘ statement Monday morning (Nov. 21) warning residents of western Washington of lots of rain, and of course the potential for flooding.

If you live near a creek in the Burien area, you may want to keep your eye on it.

Also, if you have a rake and are able to, may we recommend that you put a slicker on and walk around clearing nearby storm drains.

Here’s the Hydrologic Outlook:

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 452 AM PST MON NOV 21 2011

…Periods of heavy rain over the Cascades tonight and continuing into Wednesday could cause flooding…

A strong frontal system is forecast to remain over western Washington tonight into Wednesday morning. This system has the potential to bring very heavy rains to the Olympics and to a lesser extent the Washington Cascades.

Current forecasts have the front dropping south later Tuesday before hanging up over the central and southern Washington Cascades Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. This opens up the possibility of some the rivers in southwest Washington reaching flood stage on Wednesday.

People living along the rivers in southwest Washington should pay attention to the latest updates over the next couple of days.

Here’s the forecast for this week:

Today: Showers. High near 48. South wind between 15 and 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tonight: Rain. Low around 45. South wind between 15 and 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 54. Breezy, with a south wind 25 to 28 mph decreasing to between 5 and 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tuesday Night: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 45. South wind between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday: Showers. High near 48. South wind between 3 and 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Thanksgiving Day: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 38.

Friday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 46.

Friday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 40.

Saturday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 54.

Saturday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 41.

Sunday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46.

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