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Strong winds expected in Portland area through Wednesday afternoon

KGW meteorologist Rod Hill says peak wind gusts may reach 35-70 mph, depending on the area.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Portland metro, including much of Clark County. The advisory for strong east winds is in effect through 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Peak wind gusts may reach 40-50 mph near the gorge and the Columbia River. Other areas, including Hillsboro may see east gusts reach 35 mph. Winds in the gorge at Crown Point may reach 70 mph or higher. The strongest wind threat will end this evening.

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Cold air settling in the Columbia Basin thanks to a surface high will stay in place through at least Friday, along with a temperature inversion pattern. The weather setup will continue to produce gusty east winds the next few days. Peak gusts at Troutdale on Thursday may reach 35-40 mph.