Flood watch continues for portions of western Washington February 16, 2017
Sultan River overflows its banks in 2009 and floods small park next to the Sultan River bridge. Photo: Sky Valley Chronicle. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(SEATTLE, WA.) -- The National Weather Service says the Flood Watch continues for portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington, including Skagit and Snohomish counties through Thursday evening.
A storm system over the area will continue to produce rainfall, heavy at at times. The storm has produced several inches of rain and another 1 to 2 inches was expected to fall by Wednesday night.
Snow levels are high but were expected to fall into Thursday morning as heavy rain tapers off.
The amount of runoff generated from this storm will be sufficient to put rivers flowing off of the northern Cascades at risk of flooding including the Stillaguamish River.