Rain, wind to continue through Thanksgiving Day

Rain, wind to continue through Thanksgiving Day

Credit: KING

Wind whips the coastal town of Westport, Wash. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM

It was another stormy day in Western Washington on Sunday and the wet, windy weather is expected to continue through the week.

As of 3 p.m. the strongest gusts were 46 mph at Whidbey Island, and 38 mph at Bellingham Airport and at Ferndale. Latest forecast

A high wind warning was issued for the coast through the Sunday evening, with southerly winds of 20-45 mph and gusts to near 60 mph.

Western Washington could see heavy rain at times after midnight Sunday.

Two to five inches of additional rain were forecast in the mountains below snow level Sunday afternoon through Monday.

Landslides are possible as up to 2.5 inches of rain will fall in the lowlands with the heaviest amounts generally at the coast and in the interior from around Everett southward.

A winter storm warning was issued for the north and central Cascades, with rain and snow in the forecast.  Between 9 and 30 inches of snow are expected on the higher mountains roads and rain, snow and freezing rain expected at the passes.

A flood warning was issued for the Skokomish River in Mason County.

For the coming week, a series of fronts will sweep through the state for rain at times. It will be breezy to windy at times. Highs should remain around 50 through Tuesday and in the mid to upper 40s on Thanksgiving Day.

Travelers should expect mainly rain in the passes Monday and Tuesday, but snow levels will likely fall to about 4,000 feet Tuesday night to near 3,500 feet on  Wednesday.

That means snow will begin falling in Stevens and White passes, and on Wednesday night, snow levels will drop to about 3,000 feet, bringing snow at Snoqualmie Pass.

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