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.

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  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013 6:29pm
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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.


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