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As temperatures drop, snow in forecast for northwest Washington; several rivers flood

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SEATTLE — As temperatures dove from the mid-50s down to the lower 40s and upper 30s, the National Weather Service warned that some areas of northwest Washington could see 1 to 3 inches of lowland snow through Saturday, although most affected areas were expected to see less than 1 inch.

The forecast for Seattle said the overnight snow accumulation into Saturday morning was likely to be less than a half inch.

Flood warnings continued for several Western Washington rivers after heavy rainfall. In eastern Snohomish County, the sheriff's office says a woman was rescued Friday night after her car stalled when she drove into 3-foot-deep water on an area road that had been closed due to flooding.

The Skagit Valley Herald reported Friday that the Skagit River at Concrete had spilled over its banks. Concrete Mayor Jason Miller says he's not concerned about the flooding having a major impact on the town. The river was expected to crest Saturday in Mount Vernon, where Mayor Jill Boudreau said she was confident a new floodwall downtown would keep the city dry.

The Weather Service says the Snohomish River has risen above flood stage near the Snoqualmie Valley towns of Monroe and Snohomish.

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