After some Friday showers, dry and sunny weather ahead

KGW Noon forecast 2-10-17

PORTLAND, Ore. -- While the constant widespread heavy rainfall should be over, showers are expected to continue in the Portland metro area Friday.

However, the showers will be more typical of winter weather in Portland, with a mix of rain and dry breaks.

The Flood Watch was canceled as metro area streams and rivers receded, said KGW meteorologist Rod Hill.

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"Showers will continue for your Friday evening, but will mostly end overnight," Hill said. "Saturday morning may see a lingering shower or two, but I expect a dry Saturday overall with increasing sunshine."

A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

In the Columbia River Gorge, snow should be melting as temperatures rise above freezing and reach the mid-40s in Hood River.

Sunday will be mostly sunny after early fog, Hill said.

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Onslaught of rain pounds Portland, coast

More than 2 inches of rain dumped in Portland Wednesday and Thursday as a low pressure system moved through the area.

Some rivers reaching flood stage crested Thursday afternoon.

In addition to the rain in the Willamette Valley, the Coast Range and coastline got several inches of rain.

Some Seaside residents said the rain caused flooding they had never seen before. Highway 101 was closed between Seaside and Astoria and ODOT said 20 inches of rain had settled on the road at one point. 

“I’m 65 years old and have lived in Seaside my whole life, and I’ve never seen it like this,” said Phil Warmbrodt, owner of Seaside Golf Course. He said the flooding reached across to U Avenue, “and I’ve never seen it do that.”

Photos: Landslides, high water

The metro area dealt with landslides and road closures, including a partial closure of Highway 26, as rain pounded the area.

 

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