More heavy rain is expected to hit Washington, Oregon, and several other places in the Pacific Northwest over the coming days.
Rain is expected to fall in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver this evening and throughout Sunday. The weather system might cause localized flooding in some counties, per the National Weather Service. So, if you live in an area that's prone to flooding, it's a good idea to check your local forecast and take action if necessary.
Here is the weather forecast for the Pacific Northwest (and the rest of the country) over the next few days:
It's worth mentioning that landslides are a possibility in Washington State this weekend due to heavy rain causing instability in the soil. According to the National Weather Service, "persistent rainfall throughout the month has increased soil moisture to high levels across western Washington. Heavy rainfall of 4 to 6 inches in the mountains and 1 to 2 inches in the lowlands is expected to fall through the weekend. This amount of rain will put extra pressure on soil instability, leading to an increased threat of landslides."
Since recent storms caused devastation in Western Canada, local officials in British Columbia are urging people to stay home and only travel if necessary during adverse weather, per CBC News. After all, highways connecting the lower mainland to the rest of the province have been impacted by landslides and flooding. Plus, some roads have been completely washed away. So, if you plan on making any trips over the border, pay attention to guidance and advice from local officials.
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