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Storm Knocks out Power in Western Washington

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SEATTLE, WA - Officials say high winds and rain have left a few thousand without power in a storm that is also expected to bring flooding through Saturday.

Puget Sound Energy reported over 3,600 customers without power throughout Western Washington Thursday evening with larger outages south of Seattle in Centralia and near the Canadian border in Custer.

The National Weather Service in Seattle issued a wind advisory Thursday afternoon, saying winds could gust to 55 miles an hour at times through Friday afternoon.  

A flood watch is also in effect from Thursday night through Sunday morning with widespread flooding expected Friday.

The service has issued a flood warning for the Skokomish River near Shelton and more warnings are expected.

In Northwest Oregon, meteorologists say heavy rainfall is possible and flooding could begin around midday Friday.