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High winds, possible landslides threaten Western Washington

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017

Traffic makes way through flooded Highway 530 as Western Washington was hit with the season's first widespread flooding Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Arlington, Wash. The highway was closed for a short time earlier in the morning as the Stillaguamish river went over its banks, but reopened as water began to recede across the roadway. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for Wednesday, urging caution as minor to moderate flooding along the Skykomish, Snohomish and Stillaguamish rivers was expected. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
Traffic makes way through flooded Highway 530 as Western Washington was hit with the season's first widespread flooding Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Arlington, Wash. The highway was closed for a short time earlier in the morning as the Stillaguamish river went over its banks, but reopened as water began to recede across the roadway. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for Wednesday, urging caution as minor to moderate flooding along the Skykomish, Snohomish and Stillaguamish rivers was expected. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
Associated Press

EVERETT, Wash. – Western Washington is on the watch for high winds and potential landslides.

The National Weather Service issued the high wind watch for the county north of Seattle, as well as San Juan County and along the north and central parts of the coast.

The strongest winds will likely hit late Monday and overnight into early Tuesday morning.

There may be falling trees and limbs and power outages with wind gusts of up to 55 miles per hour.

The same area is also being warned about the landslide threat that remains elevated after weeks of heavy rain.

The weather service said more rain expected Monday night could trigger landslides in the Puget Sound area.

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