PORTLAND Rainfall that started Friday and continued Saturday morning will last through the weekend, with two storms drenching Portland and the Willamette Valley with two to four inches.
The Coast Range could see five to six inches of rain, said KGW meteorologist Nick Allard. Up to 10 inches of rain could fall in the Cascades, he said. None of the pass moisture will be snow, he said.
Rain that started Saturday morning will get even stronger Sunday with heavy rain and strong winds.
On Saturday, southwest wind gusts may reach 60 mph or higher in exposed areas along the coast, says KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill in his weather blog. Gusty winds at the beach to 45 mph will continue Sunday. Valley wind gusts 30-45 mph will be possible Saturday afternoon.
Allard said low rivers will probably prevent flooding, though gusty winds could drop leaves that clog storm drains.
The Oregon Dept. of Transportation warned of hazardous driving conditions for the weekend and the beginning of next week.
Anyone experiencing power outages can check Portland General Electric's outage map or call 503-464-7777 in Portland. For other areas call 877-508-5088.
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