Early this morning, local utility providers were already working to restore electrical power to customers through the South Sound, with more trouble expected this afternoon and evening.
Mason PUD 3 had crews working to light-up 4,155 customers after heavy rain and gusty winds took down power lines. Tacoma Power (approximately 2,200 off-line) around west and south Tacoma, and Puget Sound Energy (estimated 25,367) outages reported by mid-afternoon.
National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for the whole region from Lewis County north along the I-5 corridor through Seattle from mid-day to about 9 p.m. tonight, as a storm is bringing 25-40 mph winds, gusting to 60 or 65 miles per hour. Moderately heavy snow accumulation is also forecast for the Cascade Mountains.