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Some rivers flood as heavy rains continue to fall in the mountains this weekend

Pilchuck River is flooding homes on Sexton Road in Snohomish Wa (Photo: Benjamin Jurkovich, used with permission)

Heavy rains continued to fall in the Central and North Cascades Saturday night into Sunday morning, pushing at least four rivers over their banks and prompting Flood Warnings.

So far, 1-3 inches had fallen in the mountains through Sunday morning, with another 1-2 inches expected into Sunday night.

As of Sunday morning, Flood Warnings were in effect for the Snoqualmie, Stillaguamish, Tolt and Pilchuck Rivers. Moderate flooding was expected on the Snoqualmie and Tolt, while minor flooding was expected on the other two. Flood Watches remain on all other rivers from Pierce County north to the Canadian border.

MORE | Current Flood Warnings | Flooding Forecasts For All Rivers

The Olympic Mountains blocked much of the rain falling in the Central Puget Sound lowlands, with Seattle only netting 0.12" of rain for the weekend and some south Sound locations nearly bone dry.


Rain will pick up again in the midday and early afternoon hours Sunday, then taper off Sunday night Showers remain in the forecast through the early part of the week, but will be light and sparse in coverage. Snow levels will drop a bit too, meaning the additional rainfall won't put much additional pressure on the rivers.


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