Rain, wind, flooding on Thursday’s Thanksgiving menu for Pierce County

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There will be more than gravy flowing on Thanksgiving. Heavy rain and more river flooding are in the forecast Thursday and Friday with plenty of leftovers through Sunday.

Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, is the day to dry out, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. Then, it’s a buffet of rain, wind and flooding.

Tacoma could see between one-half and 1 inch of rain while Olympia could get between 1 and 1-1/2 inches of rain by Friday afternoon.

The temperatures will gradually rise through the weekend with highs in the mid-50s and lows in the mid-40s. Thursday will be the coldest day in the region with a high of 50 and low of 40 in Tacoma. Sunday the high will be 55 and the low 48.

Day by day forecast

Thursday: The heaviest rain should fall in the evening. Travel over the passes might ease as snow turns to rain with a rising snow level in the 6,000-8,000 feet range. It will be breezy along the coast.

Friday: Rain continues and rivers will start to rise again. Most of the problem areas will be in King County and northward. Travelers should be on the watch for road ponding and localized flooding.

Saturday-Sunday: You might want to wait to hang holiday lights. Another system will bring more rain. The Olympics and North Cascades will take the brunt.

Monday: A dry day.

Tuesday: November closes with yet another strong system poised to hit the region.

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