A vigorous frontal system will bring windy conditions to the lowlands of western Washington this afternoon through this evening, prompting a Wind Advisory to be issued from noon Tuesday through midnight, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
A Flood Watch is also in effect for Edmonds from 10 a.m. Tuesday through Wednesday morning with 2-6 inches of precipitation to fall in the mountains of western Washington, driving river levels up.
The rivers facing the greatest risk of flooding are the Skokomish and possibly the Stillaguamish, the NWS said. Other area rivers will be closely monitored. Only minor flooding is expected.
Local sustained winds of 30-35 mph and gusts of 45-50 mph are likely Tuesday.
Winds are expected to increase this morning and reach their peak this afternoon and evening, the NWS said. While winds of this strength should not cause widespread damage, they can bring down small trees and branches causing local power outages.
The forecast for Edmonds today calls for rain with a high near 47 degrees.
A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30-39 mph or gusts of 45-57 mph are likely.
A flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but flooding is not imminent or occurring.
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