South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch in effect from Saturday night through Monday afternoon for portions of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. A sustained period of heavy rain is expected to develop Saturday night and continue through most of Sunday. Storm total rainfall amounts of four to six inches are expected along the coast and in the coastal mountains.
While the Willapa and Naselle Rivers are not currently included in the rivers of most concern, the PCEMA office wants residents to be aware that the potential for flooding does exist.
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.