Flood concerns at cold weather coming

The Chehalis River is still being watched closely and is expected to crest later tonight and cause flooding.

Grays Harbor Emergency Management tells KXRO that the Chehalis River has risen past Flood Stage of 21 feet at Porter. It is expected to crest at 21.8 feet at 4:00am Friday. It will slowly recede below flood stage Saturday morning.

At 22 feet, the Chehalis River in Grays Harbor will flood pasture lands and many roads including SR 12 between Oakville and Rochester. High tidal levels at Aberdeen will worsen flooding along the lower reaches.

Do not drive cars, vans, or trucks through flooded areas, this is the cause of most flood related deaths in Washington.

Temperatures in most areas of the county are expected to fall to near or just below freezing Thursday night.

All areas of the county including Amanda Park, Humptulips, Elma, McCleary, Montesano, Oakville and Taholah could see night time temperatures drop to 28-33 degrees Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Daytime highs will reach the mid 40’s. Associated with the low temperatures may be evening and early morning fog and the possibility of black ice forming on area roads.

Use extreme caution while driving, especially during the evening and early morning hours.



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