Rain, wind, flooding on today’s Thanksgiving menu for Thurston 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 afternoon and Friday with plenty of leftovers through Sunday.

It will be a buffet of rain, wind and flooding. 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 48 and low of 41 in Olympia. 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: Most of the problem areas will be in King County and northward — the Olympia area is unlikely to get rain, so it might be a good day for outdoor decorating. Travelers should be on the watch for road ponding and localized flooding if headed north.

Saturday-Sunday: Another system will bring more rain. The Olympics and North Cascades will take the brunt.

Monday-Dec. 2: Rain expected every day.

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