• Another storm to bring increasing rain, wind

    By: Nick Allard

    Updated:

    Another stronger system will increase the wind late Monday and Tuesday morning over Western Washington, with the strongest wind around Everett north and at the coast. Look for southerly gusts to around 40 mph from Olympia to Seattle with stronger winds to the north.  

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    Weather Summary:

    •    Mainly dry Monday
    •    Wind and rain overnight-Tuesday
    •    Brief break Wednesday
     

    High Wind Watch

    A High Wind Watch has been issued from around Everett up to western Whatcom county Monday night into Tuesday morning.

    It looks like winds there will likely be in the 20-35 mph range with gusts up to 55 mph.  If that forecast continues to hold, a Wind Advisory will be issued. The wind will pick up late Monday night and peak Tuesday morning before and during the commute.

     

    There may be falling trees and limbs and power outages.

    Landslide threat

    The same area is also being warned about the landslide threat that remains elevated after weeks of heavy rain.

    The weather service said more rain expected Monday night could trigger landslides in the Puget Sound area.

    Coastal conditions

    A Wind Advisory is in effect for the central coast (Grays Harbor County) from 4 p.m. Monday until 4 p.m. Tuesday.  South winds are forecast to be 25-35 mph gusting to 50-55 mph. Rain is expected to be heavy at times through the evening.

    Looking ahead

    Wednesday looks like a mainly dry day between systems, though isolated showers can’t be ruled out.

    Another round of rain will likely move in on Thursday, with some rain for the weekend. Sunday looks like the driest day.  The snow levels will be around 2,500' today then around 3,500' tomorrow then back down to about 2,500' on Wednesday.

    The Associated Press contributed to this story.
     

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