Weather service issues flood watch for Washington rivers

(Information from: KOMO-TV,

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for several rivers in Western Washington from Monday evening through late Tuesday night as heavy rains move in to the region.

KOMO-TV says the watch means there is a potential for flooding, based on current forecasts, for portions of northwest and west central Washington, including parts of Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, King and Snohomish counties.

The heavy rain is courtesy of a comparatively warm, wet frontal system moving in from the Pacific.

Two to four inches of rain over the Olympics and central Cascades Monday and Monday night will cause significant rises on some area rivers, the Weather Service says.