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Heavy rain predicted for Thursday, Friday in Kent
Heavy rainfall could strike Kent and the rest of Western Washington from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of Western Washington. Read the following release from the National Weather Service:
• SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS ANTICIPATED THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY...WITH THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FROM THE OLYMPIC
RANGE EASTWARD. POTENTIALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCAL
AMOUNTS UP TO 4 INCHES IN THE CASCADES...COULD FALL DURING THIS
PERIOD. IN ADDITION...THUNDERSTORMS ON THURSDAY COULD PRODUCE
RAIN RATES OF AN INCH IN ONE HOUR OR LESS.
* THE POTENTIALLY EXCESSIVE RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO URBAN AND SMALL
STREAM FLOODING. A SHORT PERIOD OF INTENSE RAINFALL ON THURSDAY
COULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING AND OVERWHELM STORM DRAINS...LEADING
TO FLOODED ROADS. MUD OR ROCK SLIDES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN STEEP
MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT RISES ON AREA RIVERS BUT
FLOODING IS UNLIKELY.