Heavy rain moves out; some flooding still possible
SEATTLE -- Heavy rains and gusty winds went through Western Washington on Saturday and early Sunday.
Though there is a chance of some showers on Sunday, the heaviest of the rain is over.
Some flood concerns remain,
There are flood watches for King, Lewis, Snohomish, and Thurston counties. Moderate flooding is likely on parts of the Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Carbon, Puyallup rivers. Minor flooding can be expects at spots along the Skokomish, Cowlitz, Stillaguamish, Nisqually and White rivers.
Heavy rain fell on the Central and Southern Cascades. More than 5 inches fell in some locations.
Aa special Flash Flood Watch for the burn areas of Eastern Pierce County ended Sunday morning.
Gusty winds over night produced power outages. Puget Sound Energy reported slightly fewer than 1,000 outages Sunday morning. Crews were also working to restore power in several locations on the San Juans.
Heavy rains will linger into early Sunday then begin to taper back to scattered showers as the winds ease down. Showers will then slowly decrease through the day, with most showers done by Sunday night -- essentially when the whistle blows and this stormy period is over.
Next week kicks off with sunshine, believe it or not, with sunny skies both Monday and Tuesday after some areas of morning fog burns off. Highs will eventually break into the low-mid 60s. There's a chance of some light rain again on Wednesday but followed up by another pleasant day on Thursday and Friday with highs in the upper 50s.