SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Mudslides are causing road closures in western Washington.
The city of Sammamish says lanes were closed in both directions at East Sammamish Parkway and NE 30th because of a mudslide. It has since been cleared.
A second mudslide was reported on SR-203 at Fay Road in east King County.
A slide on SR-7 at milepost 26 near La Grande Road East in Tacoma had both lanes closed for a while, and there's another mudslide reported on SR-169 at SE Jones Road in East Renton Highlands.
There were multiple mudslides blocking Woodmont Beach Drive in Des Moines as of noon Friday.
Mudslides aren't the only things causing road closures this morning.
Officials are asking people to steer clear and not to drive through floodwaters.
About 3 to 6 inches of rainfall is expected by Saturday, along with heavy snow and possibly freezing rain in the mountains. Another 5-10 inches of snow is also expected in the Cascades.
We've got a flood watch until Sunday afternoon and flood warning for a bunch of rivers that are seeing minor to moderate flooding.
Friday night, the rain and breezy conditions continue for the lowlands, but the soggy mountain passes will start to see a transition back to snow as cooler temps work into the region. Most of our passes see rain during the day Friday and it will change over to snow as temps cool overnight.
There will be lots more snow on Saturday for all our mountain passes. Winter officially begins at 8:19 p.m.on Saturday. Saturday night looks mostly dry for the lowlands with overnight lows dropping into the 30s with a few scattered showers a possibility.
Sunday looks mostly cloudy and high temps will be in the seasonal mid 40s. There's a chance for some light showers in the late afternoon, but mostly for the mountains. That slight chance of showers continues into Monday and Tuesday.
Overnight lows hovering in the mid 30s means we'll be keeping an eye out for areas above 1,500 feet to maybe get a passing snow shower.