SEATTLE (AP) — A strong storm system is moving into Western Washington, promising heavy rain, high winds and potential flooding.

KIRO-TV reports a high wind warning is in effect at the coast, Admiralty Inlet, and the north interior north of Everett. Sustained winds could reach up to 60 mph.

This is the first big wind storm of the season for those areas, so snapped limbs and downed trees are possible.

Rain will increase Monday with the heaviest rain over the Olympics and north Cascades.

A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday for portions of Mason and Whatcom counties. The Skokomish River could top flood stage Monday night. Heavy rain in the north Cascades will also lead to possible flooding.

In the mountains, a winter weather advisory is in effect for the Cascades mainly around Stevens and Snoqualmie passes.


Information from: KIRO-TV, htt

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