Finally, Mother Nature turned the spigot off.
That massive front that's been around for what seems like longer than Boeing has, finally drifted off to the south and east, letting us wring out for a little while.
That being said, FLOOD WARNINGS remain in effect for the Skokomish, Skykomish, Snohomish, Stillaguamish, Snoqualmie, and Skagit rivers. Get the latest flood information here. Most of the rivers won't crest until Saturday morning or afternoon.
The Skokomish crested early Saturday morning about a foot over flood stage and will be back within its banks early Sunday morning.
The Snoqualmie is on a Phase 3 flood and was having moderate flooding from Fall City downstream through Carnation and Duvall, with the river cresting about 3 1/2 feet over flood stage Saturday evening, then falling below flood stage Sunday morning.
The Tolt was expecting major flooding near Carnation, although it was going to fall below flood stage Saturday morning.
The Skykomish River will have moderate flooding from near Index through Sultan. It crested 3 feet over flood stage early Saturday morning and will be below flood stage Saturday afternoon.
The Snohomish River near Monroe was cresting 3 feet over flood stage around 2 p.m. Saturday, bringing major flooding through Sunday morning when it'll fall below flood stage.
The Skagit crested a good 6 feet over flood stage Saturday morning and was starting to head down, getting below flood stage early Sunday morning. In the meantime, major flooding was happening near Concrete while moderate flooding was expected near Mount Vernon and Hamilton. (Flood waters won't recede under flood stage until Sunday afternoon there.)
Moderate flooding was occurring on the Stillaguamish River, cresting about 3.5 feet over flood stage Saturday morning and falling below flood stage Saturday evening. Flooding here will be mainly in the Norman and Florence areas.
The Nooksack was just expecting minor flooding, with rivers cresting just at flood stage or a little beyond Saturday evening.
What few showers were around this morning have ended, and we're going to be dry through the rest of the day under partly sunny skies, which will help ease the pressure on the rivers. It's also some 10-15 degrees cooler today, with highs expected in the upper 40s as opposed to the more California-like 60s.
We'll stay dry tonight, but under the influence of that cooler air and clearing skies, temperatures will drop into the upper 30s...something we haven't experienced in several days.
In the meantime, stay dry out there!