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Minor flooding predicted in Western Washington


The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch through Wednesday morning for areas of Western Washington.



Rain over the southwest slopes of the Cascade Mountains will likely range from 2 to 4 inches, the NWS reported. Most affected will be rivers in King and Pierce counties. The most flood-prone are the Puyallup near Orting and the White River below Mud Dam. Flooding in these areas is predicted to be minor.



Elsewhere, the Skokomish, on the southeast slopes of the Olympic Mountains, could reach flood stage tonight.



A flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but flooding is not imminent or occurring. None of the 104 river gauges in Western Washington are in flood.



-- Steve Brown



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