Another soggy March day has rivers running high

Another soggy March day has rivers running high
Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground, March 16, 2014.
SEATTLE -- March has reached the midway point, but the rainy season hasn't shown any signs of letting up yet.

Soaking rains Sunday had rivers running high, although it looks like the rivers will be able to hold the water. Flood Warnings had been posted on three rivers -- the Stillaguamish, Tolt and Skokomish, but were cancelled on the Stillaguamish and Skokomish when the rivers crested below flood stage.

Minor flooding was still possible on the Tolt River is expected to flood Tolt River Road and perhaps cut off access to some of the homes in the San Souci area.

Flood Watches were also canceled for Olympic Mountain rivers but remained in effect for rivers in King and Snohomish County.

Up in the mountains, heavy snow is falling at the higher elevations. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Olympics and far North Cascades for up to 12 inches of snow around Hurricane Ridge and Mt. Baker. For the rest of the Cascades, including Stevens and Snoqualmie Pass, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for 4-11 inches of snow with the higher amounts expected in the higher elevations.

For the lowlands, it's just another rainy day. Forecast models predict up to about an inch of rain for a storm total.

In Seattle, the steady rains just keep adding to what was already a very wet March. As of mid Sunday morning, Seattle has 6.88 inches of rain for the month -- good for 5th wettest on record and means it'd even be a wetter than normal month if it was November!

Rain will taper off Sunday night and we're left with an occasional showery period through the week.