Flood watch Continues For Portions of NW & West Central Wash. October 19, 2017
Flood waters from the Sultan River inundate this small park at the west end of the Sultan River bridge. Sky Valley Chronicle photo. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(REGIONAL) -- The National Weather Service says a Flood Watch continues until noon today (Wed.) for portions of Northwest and West Central Washington including the following counties: Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom.
Forecasters say the 3 to 5 inches of rain that fell across the Olympics and parts of the Cascade Mountains in the past 24 hours is still driving some rivers in western Washington.
Rivers seeing the largest rises include the Nooksack, Stillaguamish, and Skagit Rivers. The Nooksack at Cedarville, WA is the most likely river to possibly reach flood stage this morning. However, runoff continues and there is still some threat of minor flooding on other rivers.
If flooding does occur, it is expected at this time to be minor. A flood watch means there is the potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
Residents should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings.
Residents living in flood prone areas should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.