PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Thursday morning for the Portland area with winds from the south expected to reach 15-25 mph and gusts up to 45 mph.
A high wind warning is also in effect at the coast for south wind gusts of 45-60 mph. It ends at 6 p.m.
Several areas south of Portland reported wind gusts Thursday morning that exceeded 45 miles per hour, with Hillsboro checking in at 49 mph and McMinnville at 45.
KGW meteorologist Rod Hill said people should watch out for potential downed trees and power outages. Numerous power outages were reported across the Portland area on Thursday morning.
Estacada Fire received a call at about 8:40 a.m. that a tree had fallen onto a house on Northeast Main Street. No injuries were reported.
Rain will taper off to scattered showers Thursday afternoon in the Portland area. “Rainfall totals today could reach .50" in Portland with closer to an inch at the beach,” Hill said.
The mountains will see a fair amount of snow through Thursday night, with eight inches or more expected to fall above 4,000 feet in the Mt. Hood area.