Heavy rains are expected to keep pelting the region this week, bringing another inch or so of precipitation in the next two days.
The faucets been turned back on, National Weather Service meteorologist Johnny Burg said Monday.
A new system is set to hit today and last through Wednesday afternoon, accompanied by light winds and a high of 57 degrees. Forecasters said Tacoma could see an inch of precipitation. Mountain areas such as Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park could receive 2 to 4 inches. The Olympic Mountains should get the brunt of the storm.
This one thats coming in will have a little more of a moisture punch, Burg said.
Some streets could flood as water flows into storm drains clogged with leaves. Pierce County officials were monitoring the Puyallup River near Orting to ensure that it doesnt rise over the banks. A flood watch issued Sunday was lifted Monday.
Were just going to watch it, said Tony Fantello, who manages Pierce Countys 92 miles of levees. Were ready for whatever comes our way.
The Weather Service issued a flood watch for Mason County from this afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.
Overnight rain could bring the Skokomish River close to flooding, according to the Monday watch announcement.
Showers should remain steady until Friday, when there could be a respite until the rain returns over the weekend.
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