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NWS-Missoula has issued high wind warning, hydrologic outlook

National Weather Service-Missoula has issued a high wind warning for the Orofino/Grangeville region and a hydrologic outlook for Clearwater County.

One to two inches of rainfall expected across low elevations of north central Idaho Tuesday through Wednesday will result in an increased risk of mud and rock slides, particularly along major travel corridors (such as along U.S. Highway 12). Ponding of water on roadways, in low-lying areas with poor drainage, and over frozen ground will also be a concern Tuesday through Wednesday as well. Two to three inches of rainfall is possible for locations around Pierce.

The High Wind Warning is in effect from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Pacific Standard Time Wednesday. South winds from 25-35 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 mph are expected. Occasional gusts up to 65 mph are possible around Grangeville and vicinity.

Orofino, elevation 1,040 feet above sea level

In Orofino and vicinity rain is expected Tuesday night with temperatures rising to around 50 degrees by 5 a.m. South wind from 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph are expected. New precipitation between a tenth and quarter inch are possible.

Wednesday rain will fall mainly before 11 a.m. South southwest winds between 16 and 21 becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the morning with gusts as high as 29 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.

Pierce, 3,085 feet

Rain is forecast Tuesday night with a temperature around 45 degrees by 4 a.m., new precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch are possible. South wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph are possible.

Wednesday, before 4 p.m. rain, then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow. Snow level will be at about 4,900 feet lowering to 3,200 feet in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. Winds will be west southwest from 10 to 18 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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