Rain is expected to return Friday and through the weekend after a long dry spell.
KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott predicts steady rain for the morning commute. That will turn to off-and-on showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s. Latest forecast
Things will stay wet in the lowlands through the weekend, but the mountains are expected to take a pounding with 5 to 10-inches of rain and 3 to 5-inches along the coast.
Rivers will rise, but because they are so low now, there shouldn’t be any river flooding, said Marriott.
Urban flooding is another story. Leaves blowing off the trees could block storm drains, leading to standing water in some places. It’s a good idea to check the drains in your neighborhood and make sure they are clear.
Winds could also be a factor – up to 30 mph in some neighborhoods this weekend. They could be even stronger Monday as a system moves in from Vancouver Island. Because of new growth and leaves on trees, that could bring down limbs over roads and on power lines.
Remember that if you see a downed power line, you should assume there is still electricity getting to it. Do not touch it.
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