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Flood watch issued for much of West Side

Fri., Dec. 26, 2008, 8:49 a.m.

SEATTLE — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of Western Washington. Forecasters are expecting more snow in the mountains and rain in the lowlands and urban and small stream flooding.

The watch is in effect from noon today through Sunday morning, in the counties of Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom.

A strong and wet Pacific storm is expecting to bring more snow and then rain to some areas of Western Washington. The new precipitation plus melting snow could result in urban and small stream flooding. Minor flooding of the Skokomish River also is possible Saturday morning.

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