Return to normal forecast for Washington - rain
Thursday, January 19, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says warming temperatures Friday should melt snow and ice in Western Washington lowlands as the forecast returns to normal -- rain -- into next week.
Forecasters say the melting snow could cause urban and small stream flooding and fill the Skokomish and Chehalis rivers above flood stage by Saturday evening. More rain is forecast early next week that could make flooding more of an issue.
Meanwhile, it's still snowing in the Cascades with up to 2 feet possible over the weekend.
In Eastern Washington, forecasters expect more snow Friday or freezing rain before warming temperatures on Saturday raise the snow level above the valley floors in some areas.