• Heavy rains cause rivers, roads to flood in Western Washington

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    KING COUNTY, Wash. - Heavy rain across much of Western Washington on Monday night caused flooding in some rivers and roads in King and Snohomish Counties early Tuesday, prompting warnings from the National Weather Service.

    >> PHOTOS: Heavy rains cause flooding in Snohomish County 

    The NWS upgraded the flood warning for the Snoqualmie River at the falls and Carnation to major severity after 4 to 6 inches of rainfall fell overnight.

    The flood warning for the Snoqualmie River at the Falls and Carnation has been upgraded to MAJOR severity. A summary of the current flood warnings in effect across the region will be forthcoming. #wawx

    — NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) October 22, 2019

    Minor flooding was forecast at Skykomish River at Gold Bard, Tolt River near Carnation, Snoqualmie River and Nooksack River in Whatcom County.

    The waters will run fast in the morning but recede in the late morning through the afternoon. The heavy rainfall is over, and drier conditions are expected to develop later in the day.

    According to the Snoqualmie Police Department, there are several roads near Snoqualmie and North Bend that have flooded, and officers warned people to not drive on flooded roadways.

    Currently all of Mill Pond is closed, Reinig Rd from SE Spruce to 396th is closed. There is also several feet of water on Pickering Ct and SE Northern. Park St in Snoqualmie is also closed from Meadownbrook Farm to the Snoq./ NB city limits. We will update this post as needed.

    — SnoqualmiePoliceDept (@SnoqualmieWAPD) October 22, 2019

    The remainder of Tuesday as well as Wednesday and Thursday will feature a mix of clouds and sun. The area will likely get a weak front through on Friday with a few light showers, followed by much cooler and mainly sunny weather for the weekend and into Halloween week.

    Highs the rest of the work week will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s, cooling to the low-to-mid 50s for highs Saturday and Sunday. 

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