Flood warnings for handful of W. Wash. rivers

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for the Tolt, Snoqualmie, Puyallup, Pilchuck and Stillaguamish rivers because of heavy rain and melting snow in the Cascades.

On the Snoqualmie, the Weather Service predicts moderate flooding of farmland and low-lying roads from the town of Snoqualmie downstream through the towns of Fall City, Carnation and Duvall. Minor flooding is forecast on the other rivers.

A flood watch is in effect through Thursday afternoon for most other rivers in Western Washington draining off the Cascades and western Olympics in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Jefferson, Clallam and Grays Harbor counties.