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Flash Flood Watch issued July 23 at 7:04AM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. THUNDERSTORMS

This Afternoon

Hi75° Showers

Tonight

Lo57° Showers Likely

Thursday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo56° Breezy

Friday

Hi82° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo60° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi87° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo63° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

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Two more ballot measures not to be overlooked:HJR 4220: Washington’s constitution states specifically that anyone accused of a crime is entitled to bail, unless charged with aggravated first-degree murder and possibly subject to the death penalty. Judges, when faced with a defendant they believe might be a danger to the public, often set bail so high that it is very unlikely to be met. But, sometimes, it is. The case of Maurice Clemmons is one example. He had a violent history and faced multiple felony counts, but was released after friends put up $8,000 and offered a house as backing for a $190,000 bond. Clemmons was free to gun down four Lakewood Police officers in a coffee shop. This constitutional amendment that would expand the bail exception to those accused of crimes punishable by life in prison. A judge could set bail or deny it if clear and convincing evidence suggests a defendant might be dangerous. It could apply to about 1,000 cases a year statewide, but is likely to be used infrequently. It is similar to the rule used in federal court.

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