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Weather advisory: winds ramping up in North Sound, rain comes next

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Wind and rain will batter Western Washington until Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.  This chart shows the predicted accumulation through Thursday morning at 5am PDT. 

High wind warnings have been posted for the entire Washington Coast as well as Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish County by the National Weather Service. Gusts could hit 55 miles per hour. Forecasters predict 4 to 7 inches for the windward Olympics, 3 to 5 inches for the North Cascades, and 1 to 4 inches for the Central Cascades.

A Flood Watch has been issued from noon Wednesday through Thursday morning for essentially the Skokomish, Nooksack, Stillaguamish and Skagit Rivers. Although since the rivers were pretty low before the rains began, any flooding is forecast to be minor.

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