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Hazardous Weather Outlook for Thursday, December 17, 2015

by WeatherOps, on Dec 16, 2015 8:20:10 AM

Heavy to excessive rain, as well as snow transitioning to freezing rain, is possible on Thursday across the Pacific Northwest.

As the area of low pressure off the coast becomes stronger and moves inland, heavy to excessive rainfall is forecast over the Pacific Northwest as the frontal boundary pushes inland. Total rainfall accumulations of 3-5 inches will be possible with locally heavier amounts in excess of 8 inches. Flooding and the potential for mudslides will be the primary concern, especially across areas which have seen substantial amounts of precipitation over the last several weeks.

Further inland, winter precipitation is forecast into Thursday. Snow accumulations of 3-6 inches will be possible across the region. As temperatures rise through the day, snow will transition to freezing rain by Thursday morning. 0.1-0.2 inch of ice is expected.