Heavy rain Friday and Saturday will cause rivers to rise, but homes and businesses near the Green River and the Howard Hanson Dam are expected to be safe.
Forecasters say the rain will come in two systems - Friday afternoon and evening, and then Saturday afternoon and evening.
On Friday, it appeared that the rain will not be enough to bring any river to flood stage. Because it is early in the season, rivers are relatively low.
Friday, forecasters said the Skokomish River in Mason County is probably most at risk of flooding. If more rain falls than is forecast over the Olympics, the Skokomish could approach flood state.
As for the Green River, it is not expected to flood. Homeowners and businesses have been preparing sandbags for weeks, in anticipation of flooding. A problem with the Howard Hanson Dam means it may not be able to fully contain rainfall this winter.
Howard Hanson Dam Not Expected To Flood This Weekend
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