Wind, rain, snow forecast for Washington

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Washington coast and northwest interior until noon Tuesday. Forecasters expect south winds of about 30 mph and gusts to 60 mph, which could cause damage.

A wind advisory is in effect for the Seattle area for 20-to-30 mph winds with gusts to 45 mph.

Forecasters say the storm will stall over the area through Tuesday night, and heavy rain could fill rivers on the Olympic Peninsula and in southwest Washington.

Heavy snow is forecast for the mountains. A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for the northern Cascades and passes where 1-to-2-and-a-half feet of snow are possible.

A winter storm warning also is in effect for heavy snow in northeast Washington.