The next weather system is expected to arrive late Friday night or early Saturday morning with precipitation amounts expected to be "way less than what we have seen lately,"
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"There remains much uncertainty on how changes to the river channel, depleted floodplain storage, and overfull tributaries may affect Nooksack River flooding."
Damage done to the levee system during the mid-November flooding has the potential to allow flooding to occur at lower river levels.
Rain is forecast to begin late tonight and continue through Thursday morning.
"Life safety will continue to be our number one priority through this flood event."
The closure was announced about 1pm today, November 28th, as heavy rains caused surface and river water flooding.
The road was closed in both directions about 12:30pm.
But recent damage to levees and changes to the river channel continue to create uncertainty about what to expect as the river rises this time.
"Persistent rainfall will continue across Western Washington through today, yielding river and areal flooding, as well as the threat for landslides."