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Northwest flooding evolving in areas hit by prior storm

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SEATTLE (AP) – Though flooding that was expected to threaten parts of the Northwest didn’t end up being too bad Sunday, weather officials urged residents …
SEATTLE (AP) – Though flooding that was expected to threaten parts of the Northwest didn’t end up being too bad Sunday, weather officials urged residents to remain alert because more rain was on the way to an area where there’s lingering water from extreme weather earlier this month. “There’s some good news and some pending news,” said Steve Reedy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. The weather service on Saturday warned that flooding was possible through Sunday in northwestern Washington, but an atmospheric river – a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into the Northwest – moved farther north into Canada than expected overnight. “The impacts weren’t quite as bad as we were anticipating during the overnight period,” Reedy said. After a respite, rain reentered the area later Sunday, which could cause some “nuisance flooding,” he said, and rivers could start to rise again in the afternoon.

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