Heavy rain to start the week

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 10:49 AM

Monday is bringing heavy rain to Western Washington and the wet weather is expected to last through the week.

The National Weather Service has issued urban and small river flood advisories for Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties. Urban and small river flood warnings are in effect in Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties.

The Chehalis River at Doty is on flood watch. Latest forecast

KING 5 Meteorologist Jim Guy forecasts one to two inches of rain around Puget Sound Monday. Winds will be 15 to 25 mph around Puget Sound and 15 to 30 mph over the northwest interior and on the coast.

The heavy rain means an increased risk of landslides.

A Winter Storm Warning has also been issued for the west slopes of the Central and Northern Cascades. Guy forecasts the snow level at or above 4,000 to 4,500 feet with 2 to 10 inches of snow possible. The heaviest snow will fall on the higher passes.

Traction tires are required on Snoqualmie Pass and advised on Stevens and Blewett passes.

A couple if weaker fronts are expected to sweep through the state, bringing showers at times this week, according to Guy.

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