The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Snohomish County beginning this afternoon and continuing through Sunday afternoon.
In Edmonds, the city's Public Works department reports that residents, especially those living in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood, should anticipate urban flooding as the forecast calls for rain and rising temperatures.
Sandbags are available to residents at the Public Works office, 7110 210th St. SW, during business hours.
Public Works also advises residents to clear their outside drains.
The flood watch is also in effect for the following counties: King, Pierce, Island, Thurston, Kitsap, Whatcom, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason and San Juan.
A flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding, but flooding is not imminent or occurring.
All areas could see excessive surface runoff with ponding of water ... ponding around clogged drains or culverts ... and/or small streams going over their banks. Worse area flooding could occur in spots ... particularly in the areas of deep lowland snow and heavier rain like the southwest interior.