The heavy rains and high winds that swept through large parts of Oregon on Monday night and Tuesday morning have tapered off, but thousands remain without power from the Oregon coast to the Willamette Valley and Portland.
Portland General Electric reported Tuesday afternoon that thousands of customers were without power in Clackamas County, and hundreds didn't have power in Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Yamill counties.
Pacific Power reports several thousand outages Tuesday afternoon, most along the Oregon coast. Hundreds are without power in Lincoln County and farther south, thousands in Coos County don't have power.
Tuesday morning's storm produced gusts near 50 mph in Portland and Salem, according to KGW meteorologist Rod Hill. Valley rain totals ranged from an inch to 1.75 inches.
A Flood Watch for parts of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington went into effect late Monday night and will last through Wednesday afternoon, though rivers appear likely to stay near or below flood-level stage, Hill said.
With the potential for flooding in some areas, Oregon's Office of Emergency Management created a dashboard to track stream gauge information.
"Scattered showers for Portland this afternoon with mild temperatures in the 50s and south breezes 5-25 mph," Hill said, adding that the Portland metro area will see light showers Wednesday, then heavier rain on Thursday morning as the next weather front arrives.
The storm caused damage to a home in Sherwood when a tree crashed onto it overnight.
The storm brought good news for skiers. Snow levels held near 5,000 feet on Monday night, dumping 12 inches of snow at Timberline and Mt. Hood Meadows. The snow should lower to 4,500 feet Tuesday afternoon, Hill said.
Before the storm hit Monday night, the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries warned that the heavy rain could trigger landslides and debris flow in steep terrain, noting that the risk is higher in burn areas.
High winds caused large waves on the Oregon coast leading up to the rainstorm. On Monday afternoon, waves were surging at Cannon Beach.
Sandbag locations: Clackamas County