LIVE UPDATES: October storms cause power outages, downed trees, flooded roads

SEATTLE -- Morning thunderstorms are slamming into the Washington coast with dangerous lightning while heavy rain dumps inland -- creating problems for commuters.

Today: Heavy rain showers are tracking through with a building southerly wind.  Wind gusts for Everett to Seattle to Bremerton and Olympia will be 30 to 45mph and a Wind Advisory has been issued until 6pm tonight  for most of the inland cities.  Stronger wind gusts up to 60mph have kept a high wind warning in place for western Whatcom, Skagit, Island counties.

Tonight: Friday Night the weather keeps some rain showers, wind only breezy at times.

Rain will increase again later Saturday morning and this will be a round which dumps another 1-3″ of rain over central Puget Sound.  Higher amounts of rain will be added over the Olympic and Cascade mountains.

ALERT:  A High Wind Watch for all of western Washington, Saturday afternoon and night,  as a powerful storm is developing and threatens to bring dangerous wind speeds, including downtown cities.

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