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Heavy Rain and Snow for the Pacific Northwest

16 Jan 2017, 4:10 pm

A storm system will be moving into the Pacific Northwest over the next few days, bringing heavy rain and snow to the region. With warmer temperatures and melting snow in some areas, flooding and avalanches are a concern. Freezing rain and sleet may also develop in parts of the region. Flash Flood Watches and Winter Storm Watches have been issued.

The mountains could see well over a foot of snow, with coastal areas seeing 4 to 8″ of rain by the end of the week. Wind gusts above 50 mph are also possible.

The first wave of rain will move into the Pacific Northwest Coast Tuesday morning and will slowly spread to the east. With warm air initially, freezing rain and sleet is possible in the mountains.

Another area of energy will swing toward the coast on Wednesday into Thursday. A cold front will slowly move into the region, bringing more rain. There will be a changeover to snow in the highest mountain peaks.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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