For the week of March 10, the National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rain on Monday and then a drying trend through Friday. A chance of showers returns for Friday and into the weekend. Urban stream flooding is not forecasted, however streams and drainages will likely remain at high stages for the first half of the week.
In the mountains, the forecast calls for snow and/or rain on Monday. Conditions become dry with partly to mostly sunny skies through Thursday. A chance of rain and/or snow increases on Friday and continues into the weekend. The snow level will range between 3,500 and 7,500-Ft. River flooding may be forecasted.
As of March 10, 2014, the NWS has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the Puyallup River near Orting. This section of the Puyallup River is forecasted to exceed flood stage Monday and into Tuesday, and minor flooding may occur. Residents living in or near floodplains and flood prone areas are encouraged to monitor conditions closely and latest forecasts from the National Weather Service and be ready to take action to protect life and property if flooding occurs.
Watch Troubled Waters, a film about Pierce County's flood buy-out program.