Western Washington is in for a wet and windy Friday, with gusts of up to 50 mph possible in some areas.
Heavy rain is also expected throughout the region, and sustained south-southwest winds of 20 to 28 mph, and wind gusts as high as 36 mph, are expected in Issaquah and Sammamish. (See complete local forecast here.)
If your power goes out Friday, you can report the outage to Puget Sound Energy by calling 888-225-5773 or signing into your online account.
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for the Western Washington area, including a Winter Storm Watch for the mountains, where 1 to 2 feet of fresh snow is expected to fall by Saturday morning. Backcountry travel is not recommended during this time, due to avalanche danger.
Things are expected to calm down in the area for the weekend. The Saturday forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of precipitation, and mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 44. A south-southwest wind of 7 to 9 mph will shift to the west in the morning.