PORTLAND, Ore. – The third storm to hit the region arrived Sunday with more heavy rain and wind.
The storm is expected to intensify as the day continues with stronger winds and heavy rain.
A wind advisory will be in effect from 3 p.m. through 11 p.m. in the Willamette Valley, according to the National Weather Service. Winds between 20-30 mph are expected with the strongest gusts between 40-50 mph.
On the coast, winds will also increase throughout the day. A High Wind Warning is in place from 1 p.m. through 11 p.m. Sunday. Wind gusts will reach 55 to 65 mph in coastal communities.
Saturday's storm knocked out power to thousands in Portland and throughout the Willamette Valley.
Trees and power lines were reported down across the region. Portland General Electric reported thousands of homes without power in Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.
KATU meteorologists say the expected amount of rain this weekend will likely break some records.
In all, the three weekend rainstorms are expected to bring 2 or 4 inches of rain to the valley and 6 to 8 inches in the mountains.
The first storm arrived Friday afternoon, with moderate rainfall. The second arrived Saturday morning.
More rain and stronger winds are forecast for Sunday afternoon and evening, when a remnant of a typhoon, which killed at least 25 people in China this week, hits the region. It’s likely to cause an extra inch or two of rain by Monday morning.
“The heaviest stuff looks to be between 5 and 10 p.m. (Sunday),” said KATU Meteorologist Mary Loos. “We could see some winds in the 30 to 40 miles per hour range in the valley.”
The major rivers in the area aren’t likely to flood, but those in the Cascades and the Coast Range are vulnerable to flash-flooding.
“The good news is local rivers and streams are running at low levels,” Loos said. “Even with all the rain in the forecast, we shouldn't have many flooding issues. The biggest problems will be standing water because of plugged storm drains.”
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