Bands of rain make for a soggy weekend — and maybe flooding

Precarious points on the Snohomish River were being watched most closely, with other rivers at a lesser risk.

EVERETT — Rain that began Friday will continue through the weekend, bringing potential flooding to Snohomish County.

Justin Tollin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle, said three rounds of showers will feed rising waterways beginning late Saturday.

“We will see several rivers in Snohomish County approach or exceed flood stage by Sunday afternoon, with that flooding lingering sometime into Monday or Tuesday, depending on how the forecast shakes out,” he said.

Precarious points on the Snohomish River are being watched most closely, with other rivers at a lesser risk, Tollin said.

A few inches of fresh snow in the mountains can be expected above 4,000 feet, but according to Tollin, the weekend system should be warm enough to keep passes clear.

Breezy weather is anticipated in Snohomish County. It could cause power outages in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

Ahead of the last weekend for holiday shopping, Tollin encouraged people to abide advisories from local authorities if roads are closed by flooding or landslides.

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