We have been watching the weather and forecasts for our area all afternoon. The National Weather Service (NWS) has no flood watches or warnings for Cowlitz County. We expect the rivers to be high but not over flood stage except for the Columbia. The Columbia is expected to crest at ¾ of a foot over flood stage on Sunday afternoon mostly because of ocean tidal influences. This may cause flooding of low lying areas but no buildings should be impacted.
We will continue to have rain over the weekend with limited impacts on the rivers. Watch for localized urban flooding on streets and low lying areas. Our weekend duty officer will keep an eye on the weather and river levels in case something changes. You can obtain up to date information at the NWS Portland or the River Forecast Center websites.