Weather: Think high winds and rain today. Forecasters say winds of 40 mph or gusts of up to 60 mph are likely today along the coast and in the San Juan Islands, Whidbey Island, Bellingham and Anacortes. That means more branches could fall, more power outages possible. And rain is not only possible today, weather forecasters say the chances of it are 90 percent, and 100 percent tonight. In fact, rain or showers is the theme for the much of the week, turning mainly to cloudy with just a chance of showers toward the end of the week. Expect temps in the mid-30s to mid-40s. The details. Hey, at least it’s not still snowing or freezing. The Weather Service link.
Power outages: Puget Sound Energy reported this morning that power has been restored to all but about 112,000 of its Puget Sound-area customers, some 40,000 of them in King County, and that crews today would be moving in to outages at the neighborhood level.
Vietnamese New Year: This weekend is the annual Tet Festival celebrating the Vietnamese New Year, with performances of dragon and lion dances, martial arts, fashion show, food, knowledge bowl, children’s entertainment and other activities and exhibits, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at Seattle Center. The events are free. More information: 206-684-7200 or tetinseattle.org.
Road closures: Drivers should check the state Department of Transporation for information on their routes. WSDOT will update this website as conditions change. Updated travel information is also available by calling 5-1-1.
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Traffic: Traffic on most major roadways appeared to be flowing this morning. The details.
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