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Heavy rain and wind could hit Grays Harbor

January 9, 2014

A low pressure system will move across Western Washington on Saturday. This storm will bring a variety of hazardous weather conditions to Western Washington Friday night through Saturday night.

Heavy rainfall will move in late Friday afternoon and continue through midday Saturday. 5 or 6 inches of rain can be expected by Saturday afternoon. The heaviest rainfall will happen late Friday night into Saturday morning.

It will get quite windy Friday night through Saturday, but the strongest winds will likely be Saturday afternoon. Most locations across Western Washington will see 20 to 35 mph winds with gusts to 45 or 50 mph. There is threat of damaging winds along the coast.

Very strong winds offshore will develop a huge wave train that will impact the coast midday Saturday into Saturday night. Wave forecast models indicate that energetic waves well over 30 feet may be seen on the coast midday Saturday around high tide. There is some threat of coastal flooding in low lying coastal communities, especially around Ocean Shores and Westport.

While it looks like it will get quite wet and windy this weekend, there is still quite a bit of uncertainty. If the threat of hazardous weather increases, the National Weather Service may issue a variety of hazardous weather watches for portions the area.

NWS Special Weather Statement

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