Flood warning issued for Chehalis River near Grand Mound

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Chehalis River near Grand Mound in Thurston and Grays Harbor counties. The warning will go into effect this evening and will expire late Sunday morning. Minor flooding is forecast.

The warning reads:

...FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Chehalis River Above Grand Mound.

* WHEN...From this evening to late Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS...At 141.0 feet, the Chehalis River in Thurston County
  will flood several roads in Independence Valley including James
  Road, Independence Road, and Moon road. Flood waters will also
  cover nearby farm lands.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 11:00 AM PST Friday the stage was 139.4 feet.
  - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage
    this evening to a crest of 142.4 feet late tomorrow morning.
    It will then fall below flood stage early Sunday morning.
  - Flood stage is 141.0 feet.
  - Flood History...No available flood history.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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