Winds and flooding to punctuate north western weekend

Winds and flooding to punctuate north western weekend

Winds and flooding to punctuate north western weekend Storms are forecast to descend on the north western United States and punctuate the weekend in these locales with flooding and hurricane force winds, going into early next week, according to meteorologists.

The force of the storms is seen to concentrate on southwestern British Columbia and expand into western Washington, Oregon and northern California on Tuesday.

Friday will welcome the first wave of rain as winds press inland across the North West, resulting in spots of flooding.

"The heaviest rain and highest winds will come onshore Saturday afternoon along the Washington, Oregon and northern California coasts," AccuWeather senior meteorologist Dan Pydynowski explained. "A general 2 to 4 inches of rain will fall across the region, with higher amounts in the coastal ranges."

"Flooding will certainly be a concern after much of this same region is getting inundated with several inches of rain to end the workweek," he further noted.

Seas will likewise be turbulent as waves reach dangerous heights. Beach erosion and coastal flooding are likewise expected.

"The strength of the storm will cause waves to rise to over 30 feet offshore," AccuWeather meteorologist Ryan Adamson said.

"Cumulative rainfall through Tuesday of next week will top 12 inches in some coastal areas with the potential for 18 inches in a few locations from north western California to the Olympic Peninsula of Washington,"  AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.added.