Snow possible later this week


The National Weather Service in Seattle has forecast a potential for snow showers anytime from Wednesday night through Saturday night. No accumulations are expected, however hazardous driving conditions could occur during a snow squall, according to the Grays Harbor Emergency Management Office.

A wind advisory for the North and Central Coast is effect until 4 a.m. Wednesday morning with sustained winds expected to be 30-35 mph, gusting to 45-50 mph. The time of greatest impact is expected to be near midnight. Localized power outages could occur, emergency officials said.

Meantime, a flood watch remains was in effect until Wednesday afternoon for all of Grays Harbor County. Heavy rain is expected throughout the county and in all mountain areas, which will increase the chances for all rivers and streams to rise quickly. The river of most concern is the Satsop River, although models forecast it cresting at 32.15 feet which is below flood stage of 34 feet at Satsop. Localized small stream flooding and pooling of water on roadways could occur, impacting driving conditions today.