We may be thawing out, but now comes the threat of strong winds and urban flooding.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for most of Western Washington from midnight Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday.
From the advisory:
Southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph will develop after midnight tonight and continue Saturday morning. Impacts: gusty winds may snap tree branches and cause local power outages. Areas with tree and limb damage caused by the ice storm may see numerous additional falling limbs. Beware snags which are likely to fall when the wind increases overnight.
And an urban and small stream flood advisory for rain and melting snow is also in effect in much of the region, including Pierce County, until 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Light to moderate rain” is expected over the entire area Friday night and Saturday. The Weather Service says to expect ponding on roads and in neighborhoods. And all that water means the possibility of landslides is greater, too.
So hold onto your hats and clear your storm drains. And let us know how you’re faring this weekend in the comments below.