Weather updates: Heavy rain, strong winds, power outages and flooding expected in Seattle area

With the Seattle area in for another round of gusty rain and heavy winds, the region faces potential power outages and flooding today.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 4 p.m. for Seattle, Bremerton, Tacoma and areas of the Hood Canal.

The strongest winds, which could reach 60 mph, are expected near the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the shores of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

Several flood warnings are in effect throughout the region.

We’re updating this page with the latest news about the weather and its effects on the Seattle area.

Hamilton residents urged to evacuate

People in Hamilton in Skagit County are being urged to evacuate due to flood risks.

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N Line service canceled Monday

Sound Transit canceled its Sounder commuter train service between Everett and Seattle for Monday because of the “expected high level of rainfall in the forecast with the potential for landslide activity,” Sound Transit said in a rider alert. The agency encouraged riders to take ST Express Route 510 instead, along with other bus routes.

Power outages and flooding expected as rain, wind hit

As if last week’s wild weather wasn’t enough, the Seattle area is in for another round of gusty rain and potential power outages on Monday.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory through 4 p.m., warning of southwest winds between 15 and 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. The advisory was issued for Seattle, Bremerton, Tacoma and areas of the Hood Canal.

The strongest winds, which could reach 60 mph, are expected near the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the shorelines of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

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—Amanda Zhou

Article Source: The Seattle Times