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Rain to linger all week, could cause mid-week flooding

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on March 11, 2013 at 5:11 am |
March 11, 2013 5:11 am

Get ready for the rain.

Forecasters said it could last through the week and possibly cause flooding, especially at higher elevations.

A warm front will stall over Western Washington tonight and remain until Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow levels will rise to nearly 6,000 feet on Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s also when the heaviest rain will fall, with 2 to 4 inches of precipitation expected in the mountains.

“This combined with the high snow levels could result in some flooding on the more flood prone rivers by late Tuesday night into Wednesday,” the Weather Service warned.

Showers are expected this afternoon. Today’s high is 51.

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