Downpours across Western Washington could cause flooding in the region Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon, meteorologists say.
The National Weather Service issued A flood watch for that period, including for Pierce County, Wednesday.
They advised residents to keep an eye on the forecast in case flooding becomes imminent, in which case meteorologists will broadcast a warning.
Thunderstorms could bring 1 to 2 inches of rain through Friday, at a rate of an inch in one hour or less Thursday, the Weather Service said.
Up to four inches could fall in the Cascades.
Intense rain Thursday could cause flash flooding and overwhelm storm drains, meteorologists said.
Some Tacoma streets briefly flooded last Thursday when similar weather hit the area.