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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

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Hi75° Showers

Tonight

Lo58° Scattered Thunderstorms

Thursday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo59° Breezy

Friday

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Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

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Sunday

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Home lost in Methow Valley fires

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Fire in Texas Creek on Tuesday night. Photo by Brandon Furrer.

Update, 6:45 a.m.: Highway 153 is now open to one lane of traffic between Carlton and Gold Creek.

CARLTON — One home has burned down and dozens more are threatened by four fires burning in the Methow Valley.

Fire spokesman Jacob McCann said he did not know if any homes were lost today, although several homes are within the fire’s footprint.

But Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said his deputies confirmed that a Carlton-area home did burn down this afternoon, and everyone inside got out safely.

McCann said that by this afternoon, about 4,500 acres had burned. He didn’t have additional information this evening, but said, “I’m expecting that number to shoot up because we had such active fire this afternoon.

The Stokes Road Fire, where about 7 homes were under immediate evacuation recommendations, came back down Texas Creek and crossed Highway 153 this afternoon.

The highway is now closed from Carlton to Gold Creek.

Residents in other areas, including Gold Creek, Libby Creek and some near Pearrygin, were also warned to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice, Rogers said.

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