The National Weather Service – Portland held a weather event briefing this afternoon (see attached slides). They are forecasting a heavy rain storm (aka: Pineapple Express) to impact NW Oregon and SW Washington over the next 48 hours. Several inches of rain and flooding is predicted in many of the rivers in Oregon south of the Columbia River along with Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington.
For the time being the forecast models show the main storm going south and there should not be flooding in Clark or Cowlitz Counties. We will be closely monitoring this weather event and will send out updates if anything changes.