High winds, possible landslides forecast for Western Washington

The National Weather Service is advising parts of the Olympic Peninsula to be ready for high winds and potential landslides into today.

The weather service issued the high wind warning Monday for the Admiralty Inlet area, which includes Port Townsend and surrounding communities.

The warning, in effect until noon today, also covers San Juan, western Whatcom and western Skagit counties.

The strongest winds were expected to hit late Monday and overnight into early this morning.

Falling trees and limbs and power outages are possible with south winds of 25-40 mph and gusts up to 50-60 mph.

Coastal winds

Meanwhile, the north and central parts of the coast, including La Push and Neah Bay, are under a wind advisory until 4 p.m. today.

The advisory, which started at 4 p.m. Monday, calls for south winds of 25-35 mph and gusts of 50-55 mph.

The strongest winds were again expected to arrive late Monday and overnight into early this morning.

Landslide threat

The same areas are also being warned about the landslide threat that remains elevated after weeks of heavy rain.

The weather service also said more rain that was expected Monday night could trigger landslides in the Puget Sound area.

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