Another storm for Thanksgiving in Washington
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) — After a brief break from wind, rain and snow Wednesday another storm is forecast on Thanksgiving in Washington.
On Thanksgiving day in the Vancouver area, the National Weather Service is predicting rain, mainly after 10 a.m., with areas of fog before 10 a.m. The high will be around 47, with light wind. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.
Thursday evening NWS is predicting showers, mainly before 4 a.m. The overnight low will be around 40 degrees. The predicted chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
In other parts of the state, the service predicts rain tapering off after dropping 2-to-4 inches of rain in much of Western Washington. Forecasters indicated they would be lifting flood warnings for the Chehalis, Newaukum, Deschutes and Puyallup rivers. But the flood warning for the Skokomish River remains.
After repeated closures Tuesday for avalanche control and accidents, Snoqualmie Pass is open Wednesday with slush in places. The Transportation Department reports compact snow on Stevens Pass, traction tires advised. No restrictions on White Pass.
The Thanksgiving storm is forecast to bring heavy snow again to the Cascades and rain across the state. Forecasters expect another round of wind and rain over the weekend.