Flood advisory in effect

Residents of Whitman, Latah counties should watch for dangerous conditions

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen deputy news editor

The U.S. National Weather Service in Spokane issued a flood advisory for Whitman and Latah counties at 1:47 p.m. on Thursday.

The advisory will be in effect until 1:45 p.m. on Friday, according to the advisory.

Recent rain and snowmelt caused rivers and creeks to rise. Around one inch of rain has fallen across the Washington portion of the advisory area, according to the advisory.

People are advised to “stay away or be swept away” as river banks can become dangerous during flood conditions, according to the advisory. The Weather Service advises drivers not to attempt to cross flooded roads and find a different route instead.