PORTLAND, Ore. — Wind advisories go into effect Thursday morning in Portland and Salem, with gusts from the south potentially reaching 45 mph. Wind gusts that strong can lead to downed tree branches and power outages, according to KGW meteorologist Rod Hill. Hill said the strongest valley winds are expected between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday.
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On the Oregon coast, where a high wind warning is in effect, wind gusts could reach 65 mph Thursday, though the main threat of high winds at the beach will end by noon Thursday, according to Hill. Newport reached a 51-mph gust early Thursday morning.
Hill provided a timeline for wind advisories and warnings during Thursday morning's Sunrise broadcast:
- 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Salem, wind gusts up to 45 mph
- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Portland, wind gusts up to 45 mph
- Now - Noon — Oregon coast, wind gusts up to 65 mph
- 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. — The Dalles, wind gusts up to 45 mph
Thursday night will bring relief from the wind but Friday and Saturday will be rainy as another storm comes ashore. Sunday looks more dry with scattered showers, Hill said.