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Heavy rains expected through Thanksgiving

Posted by Meghan Walker on November 19th, 2012

It’s looking to be a very wet week, as the Weather Service is warning of heavy rains that could put low-lying sections of roadway underwater today around the Puget Sound. According to our news partners, The Seattle Times, a succession of storms will keep the area soggy through the end of the week.

“We have a lot of urban and small-stream flooding,” said Art Gaebel of the Weather Service told the Times morning. “This is going to be going on all day long.”

The Times reports that between midnight and 7 a.m., Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had .85 inches of rain, and a“special weather statement” issued at 4 a.m. today said the lowland areas of Western Washington could see up to 2.5 inches of rain Monday, carrying the potential for mudslides.

University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass says a break from the rain is likely early on Tuesday before another system moves in, with rain continuing through Wednesday morning. Thanksgiving Day could bring another break, with showers instead of steady rain. By Thursday evening, the rain should be back, Mass said, according to the Times.

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