PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of people were without power in Oregon on Friday morning as a large storm brought rain and wind from the valley to the coast and a lot of snow to the mountains.
Portland General Electric was reporting that more than 2,000 customers were still without power as of 10:45 a.m., with the largest concentration centered in Multnomah County where about 600 customers were without power.
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Also as of 10:45 a.m., Pacific Power was reporting that nearly 6,000 customers were without power across Oregon, with the largest number in the Bend area, where more than 2,000 customers were still without power.
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A wind advisory had been in effect for the Willamette Valley through mid-morning. There were reports of 45-mph wind gusts from the south in Salem and Portland, and strong winds were reported up through Southwest Washington. Heavy showers were expected to continue throughout the afternoon.
A period of steady, heavy rain was also likely mid-afternoon Saturday and continuing into the evening. Futurecast models on Friday showed 55-mph wind gusts at the coast and 40-mph gusts in the Willamette Valley and Southwest Washington Saturday, with snow levels expected to be near 3,000 feet.
After Saturday night, Sunday's weather will be a nice break, with showers and sun breaks. Another wet and windy storm front is expected to arrive Tuesday.