Two storms expected this weekend

Grays Harbor County could see strong winds and heavy rain this weekend with two storms likely to hit Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The first storm should hit Saturday afternoon, said meteorologist Johnny Burg. The weather service issued a high wind warning for Saturday afternoon through evening. Sustained winds of about 40 mph and gusts of 65 mph are expected.

Burg said local residents shouldn’t worry about rivers flooding — although there could be some minor flooding of small creeks and urban areas.

The Sunday storm will likely bring similar conditions, but Burg said the forecast could change with time.

“Things can change pretty quickly, and we’re still a ways out from the Sunday front,” Burg said.

The Olympic Mountains could see heavy snowfall as a result of the storms — between eight and 13 inches, Burg said. Gusts in the mountains could reach 70 mph.


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