Incoming storm brings yet more weather advisories, warnings

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SEATTLE - The National Weather Service has issued another round of advisories and warnings Monday ahead of an approaching storm, which is expected to bring yet more rain to the lowlands, snow to the mountains and windy conditions in some areas.

The strongest winds are expected in western Whatcom and Skagit counties and also in the San Juan Islands, where a high wind warning is in effect from midnight Monday to noon Tuesday. Sustained south winds of 25 to 40 mph are expected, with gusts of up to 50 or 60 mph.

A wind advisory is in effect on the coast from 4 p.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Tuesday. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph are forecast, with gusts of up to 55 mph. High coastal waves also are expected.

The windy conditions along the coast and in the north interior could topple trees and limbs and cause power outages.

Other areas of the Western Washington lowlands, including the Seattle area, could see winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 35 mph.

Meanwhile, an elevated landslide threat continues across Western Washington due to the continued rainfall and soil instability on slopes.

In the mountains, snow is forecast above the 3,000 to 4,000-foot level.

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