The Portland National Weather Service is forecasting a large storm to hit our area Tuesday morning bringing high wind and heavy rains. They anticipate it will hit the Lower Columbia area around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning and lasting until Tuesday evening.
Winds are expected to be around 25 mph sustained with gusts of 40-45 at times. With the trees still heavy with leaves combined with winds of this speed, there is a higher than normal chance of downed trees, branches and clogged drains. There is the potential for two to four inches of rain which will likely cause areas of urban and small stream flooding. The storm should head south by Wednesday to annoy the residents of northern California.
As always, we urge people to check their emergency kits and be ready for power outages, localized flooding and disruption to daily routines. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office.