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We’re in for a rainy, windy weekend, NWS warns

Northwest drivers freak out about snow, but rain has its own challenges

Drivers in the Pacific Northwest may freak out about navigating in snow, but rain-slicked roads and poor visibility are more common winter driving challenges.
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Drivers in the Pacific Northwest may freak out about navigating in snow, but rain-slicked roads and poor visibility are more common winter driving challenges.

Update: The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday for much of Western Washington including Olympia. A wind advisory means winds of 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph are expected.

Do your weekend plans include rainy weather? They do now.

The National Weather Service in Seattle says Western Washington will see a series of storms this weekend bringing rain, wind and high-elevation snow.

In the Olympia area, we could get wind gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon and evening on Friday and Saturday. Our three-day precipitation total is forecasted to be 1 to 1.5 inches.

Falling branches and tree limbs could cause local power outages, NWS warns.

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